LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Crews are working around the clock to repair a water main break on Route 9 in Loudonville.
The break occurred on Loudon Road near Siena College, by Springwood Manor Drive.
A worker on the scene said there’s been four water main breaks on this stretch of Route 9 that has plagued traffic over the past two weeks or so.
He said it is due to old infrastructure and increased development in the area.
It’s a 10 inch water main, in a somewhat difficult area to get to on the side of the road.
Crews have been on scene since 11:00 p.m. Thursday night (with the break starting at 8:00 p.m.). They spent the morning digging and poking to locate the 10 inch main; a painstaking process that took hours.
It comes after another break on Monday, when a 1940s main ruptured just north of Friday’s break.
This will be an all-day process that will get more difficult for crews and drivers once traffic for the morning commute picks up.