Water line break floods WCCC campus
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Jailed Hribal ‘fine,’ but family ‘terrible’ as answers in stabbing sought
- Starkey: Fleury’s future at stake
- Five years later, Crosby wants another Cup win
- Pirates notebook: Wandy Rodriguez experiencing decline in fastball velocity
- Penguins’ Malkin expects to play in Game 1
- Pitt wraps up spring football practice with closeness, competition
- Hempfield Area superintendent, business manager quit
- South Fayette parents express dissatisfaction with handling of bullying
- Obama, Biden to announce $500M for job training grants during W.Pa. visit
- Pirates conclude wild suspended game with win, drop 2nd of series
- Blue Jackets confident as they wade into postseason