TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Water-line break may extend roadwork timetable

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 9:18 p.m.
 

Some residents in Penn Township struggled again with water woes Monday evening, just hours after a boil-water advisory was lifted.

A contractor struck a water pipe while working on Harrison City-Export Road, which was closed Monday for improvements. When the service line was hit, it pulled the pipe from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County's main line, forcing the utility to shut off water, Tom Ceraso, assistant manager at the authority, said.

Water service was interrupted for about 20 to 30 homes in the Harrison City area late Monday afternoon as crews worked to replace a 30-foot pipe. Ceraso said he expected service to be back to normal Monday night.

The Harrison City-Export Road work was anticipated to close the road beginning at 7 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Tuesday, but township police chief John Otto said the water pipe issue may delay the road's opening.

Monday's water stoppage was not related to the boil-water advisory.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Hempfield woman donates music inspired by WWI ‘doughnut girls’
  2. Facelift approved for historic La Rose building in Greensburg
  3. Jewish congregations dwindling, forced to mull viability of worship sites
  4. Former Jeannette coach held for trial on charges of assault on teen girls
  5. Hempfield woman seriously injured in crash
  6. Purple Heart recipient Krinock to lead July Fourth parade in Latrobe
  7. Smithton man gets 6-12 years for robbery in Jeannette
  8. Independence Day events for Westmoreland County
  9. State Supreme Court rejects latest Foxley Farm appeal in Ligonier Township dispute
  10. Hempfield bicyclist gets one last chance from Westmoreland County judge
  11. Rival Westmoreland vape shops develop own specialties