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Murrysville water main breaks

By The The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
 

Some Murrysville residents were without water Tuesday night as the result of a water main break.

Doug Matthews, lieutenant of the Murrysville Volunteer Fire Department, said the break occurred on Rings Alley, causing water to rush down McCloy Avenue toward Route 22.

Matthews said the first call about the break came at 6:41 p.m.

"There was about 100,000 gallons of water going down the road," Matthews said.

Traffic had to be detoured to keep motorists away from the water.

Matthews said the fire company also had to make sure no homes or businesses would be damaged. Firefighters built makeshift dams to attempt to keep the water from structures.

A recorded message at the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County office at about 11 p.m. Tuesday said that "a large area of Murrysville was affected by the break" and the repair time was undetermined.

 

 
 


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