DUPONT — Crews fixed one water main break Tuesday night and continued to work into the overnight hours on another.
Pennsylvania American Water spokeswoman Susan Turcmanovich said the depth of the hole in the area of the break is making repairs difficult. Turcmanovich said an 8-inch and a 10-inch main broke at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.
By 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the 8-inch break was repaired.
“We anticipate completing repairs on the broken 10-inch main overnight (into Wednesday) and restoring service to all customers,” Turcmanovich said.
A water tanker is available for customers in a parking lot at the intersection of Main and Stanton streets. Turcmanovich said approximately 20 customers have been affected by the breaks.
“We are working on making conditions safer to make those repairs,” she said. “The Office of Surface Mining is on site investigating if these breaks were caused by a mine subsidence.”
In the collapse, a sewer line was also hit, Borough Manager Patricia McDonald said.
“There are only two houses affected (by the sewer line break),” McDonald said.
State Route 2035 — Main Street — from the Pittston Bypass to the railroad tracks has been closed, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson Michael Taluto said.
Taluto confirmed that the road will remain closed into Wednesday afternoon.
“(The closure) is up to the utilities,” Taluto said.
The main breaks caused an early dismissal of students at the Pittston Area Primary Center.
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