Water line break floods WCCC campus
A faculty preparation day at Westmoreland County Community College was cut short on Wednesday because of a break in a 12-inch water main at the Hempfield campus near Youngwood.
Staff were sent home at noon as a result of the break.
“We were first instructed to move our cars from the staff parking lot because of the break. It looked like a river,” said Anna Marie Palatella, director of public relations at the college.
Service was expected to be restored by Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County crews by late Wednesday afternoon or early evening.
“We isolated it to a few customers, including the community college, pretty quickly after the 12-inch line broke because there were valves on both ends of the break,” said authority spokesman Tom Ceraso.
No building damage was reported.
The break along Armbrust Road was not expected to deter the start of fall classes that are slated to begin on Thursday.
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