Crews work around the clock in Troy, schools reopen after water woes

LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Crews are still in Troy again working through the night for the second day in a row, hoping to get a pipe that broke over the weekend, repaired.

Water restrictions though are still in effect from Troy to Waterford and Halfmoon.

As we told you on Wednesday, crews are installing a custom metal sheet to clam shell around the large hole in the pipe and permanently patch.

On Wednesday the top half of the sheet was sealed and either overnight or early Thursday morning they are supposed to bring in the bottom half.

Troy’s Mayor says when the welding and repairs are finished they will still need some 48 hours to charge the line before full service is restored.

In Waterford water service has been partially restored, but the Boil Water Advisory is still in effect. In Halfmoon the water is safe to drink and cook with but water levels are still lower than normal. Both towns will continue to supply water at their designated locations.

Still, they’re asking everyone in Waterford-Halfmoon and in Troy to continue to conserve water by using the water from the tankers provided or bottled water

Schools in Mechanicville and Waterford-Halfmoon are back open.

Officials say everyone should still be conserving water and a State of Emergency is still in effect.

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