Second main break causes headaches for crews, folks in Troy

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A second water main break took place in Troy on Saturday, one that the mayor said is not linked to the first one, but has caused a headache for the Boys and Girls Club.

“It’s been a long morning”, said Boys and Girls Club host Elvira Ford.

Police closed State Street and Sixth Avenue for at least two hours as water slowly leaked onto the road, which created muddy conditions.

Crews had to soil the road so water would not freeze over.

The water pressure caused the road to raise, something crews said is a “typical situation”.

“It’s really tough because it puts a lot of people out and this type of weather and stuff like that, it’s really bad. It really dislocates a lot of people”, said Troy CYO Director Kelly Forenzo.

The Troy City manager said there was a leak and only affected three properties, two of them which were vacant.

Some people have been frustrated with these frequent water main breaks, especially the Boys and Girls Club. Their staff had to move their games to safer location.

“It makes me feel like something has to be done. I mean, at this point, it’s unpredictable. You don’t know what’s going to happen”, said Ford.

The Department of Public Works was on the scene pushing the mud off to the side. They say the water main break should be repaired no longer than the end of the day on Saturday.

NEWS10ABC will keep you updated.

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