Water main break closes schools, delays traffic
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
A double water line break along Interstate 70 near New Stanton affected several hundred Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County customers, closed two school buildings and caused traffic delays Thursday into Friday morning.
The break in the 20-inch water main began about 9 p.m. Thursday and caused the cancellation of classes at the Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center and Stanwood Elementary School in the Hempfield Area School District.
“Once we repaired the line between 3 and 4 a.m. (Friday) and turned the water back on, a valve on that same line broke and that had to be repaired,” said authority manager Chris Kerr.
Traffic was restricted to one lane along the westbound lanes of the I-70/Route 119 corridor in Hempfield.
Water service was restored about 10:30 a.m. Friday.
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