PHOTOS: State of Emergency still in effect in Troy, main break under control

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As of Monday the water main break is under control and water has been restored, but this is just a temporary fix.

By the looks of it, there is still a lot of work to do. However, Monday is a holiday so work will have to wait until Tuesday.troy1

The massive line that supplies water to most of the city burst early Sunday morning. Gallons of water were spewing out, gushing into the streets all the way down to Second Ave by Price Chopper.

In some areas the water was two feet deep, flooding homes and basements.

Water has been restored to the people who live there, but it may take a few seconds of running the faucet to flush out any murky water. A boil water advisory was never issued and still hasn’t been.

The supervisor of the Department of Public Utilities says this won’t be a routine fix.troy 3


TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The State of Emergency is still in effect in Troy after Sunday’s massive water main break.

It happened in the area of second Ave and 125th Street in the Lansingburgh neighborhood.troy 2

NEWS10ABC spoke with the supervisor with the department of public works at 3 a.m. and he says even though water has been fully restored, the state of emergency is still in effect.

The break has been isolated and there is still a lot of work to be done and with Monday being a holiday crews will not be back to work until Tuesday.

In the meantime Mayor Patrick Madden is asking people to avoid this area for their own safety because of the gaping holes in the pavement.

Much of the road is torn apart after what the city called a catastrophic water main break, gallons of water was spewing out.

The 33in line that supplies water to most of the city burst early Sunday morning around 7 am.troy 4

The streets there were flooded, some areas up to two feet deep, which shut down businesses and flooded homes.

Within hours a state of emergency was declared.

There is no boil water advisory in effect but people who live here may notice changes in their water pressure and that the water is either murky or discolored.

The county recommends letting the faucet run until it eventually clears out.

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