Water main bursts in White Plains, New York, US
Thursday, August 13, 2020
On Monday, a US city of , New York, cutting off the water supply to most of the city. The burst pipe caused a huge crater to form in a major intersection in the heart of the city, flooding the streets. Emergency crews were on the scene to repair the pipes in order to restore water service. Almost all customers had water restored by the evening.broke in the
The water pipe burst under the road surface at the intersection of Martine Avenue and S. Lexington Avenue in the afternoon. By 5:00 pm(2100 ) the city issued an advisory of water outages and stated the Department of Public Works (DPW) had located the problem. Wikinews was on the scene around 6:20 pm and could observe a large crater in the street caused by the amount of water from the burst pipe. Crews from DPW as well as some the fire department were there. Water was no longer rushing uncontrolled into the street.
Shortly thereafter, at 6:30 pm, the city issued a follow-up statement announcing the break had been contained by DPW. Residents were advised to expect the water to perhaps be "discolored" when it initially returned. The city estimated by 9 pm, there would be enough pressure returned to the water system for all to have water. Indeed,reported, only buildings adjacent to the break were without water service.
White Plains is the county seat for New York City., New York, which is also home to the cities and which formed the epicenter of the . Westchester lies directly to the north of
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