New Kensington road reopened, water line fixed
Crews have repaired a water main break that shut down a section of Craigdell Road for most of Wednesday morning.
According to Jim Matta, general manager of the New Kensington Water Authority, crews were called out to a break in the line around 5:45 a.m.
Matta said he thinks the water main broke because of the ground shifting.
According to Matta, only the Pittsburgh Ice Arena, formerly the Valley Sports Complex, lost water because of the break.
“A 4-foot section of pipe broke on Craigdell above the ice rink,” Matta said. “When you have a 12-inch water main (leaking), you have to shut it down slowly.”
Matta said it took the crew about a half-hour to turn off the water.
Matta said crews finished repairing the break around noon Wednesday and water to the ice rink was restored.
“All that water washed a lot of dirt and debris into the ice rink's parking lot,” Matta said. “So, we're going to have to clean that up.”
R.A. Monti is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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