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UPDATE: Water service restored after main break in Wormleysburg

Updated: Friday, February 21 2014, 07:03 AM CST
UPDATE: 4:53 A.M.

Water service has been restored. Stella Street is reopen.



Reported by Ewa Roman:

UPDATE - 9:30 p.m.
 
WORMLEYSBURG -- The PA American Water company is on the scene of a water main break in Wormleysburg.

CBS 21 was also on scene gathering details about how many people are seeing flooding and when their water will be back on.

"I can get food out for ya!" chuckled Wormleysburg resident Susan Hoffman.

Even with water seeping into her basement, Susan Hoffman was still in high spirits. We found her at her North Second Street home in a Wormleysburg.

"I thought it sounded like it was raining. I thought is it raining that hard? Then I got outside and I thought, oh crap!" Hoffman told us.

She saw that a water main break down the road on Stella Street near the railroad tracks was causing the flooding into several homes on her block.

While at her house, we called PA American Water officials, who tell us that a 12 inch cast iron pipe broke around five Thursday evening.

"It's the freeze-to-thaw cycle that we're going through and the infrastructure is old and this is what happens," explained John Breutsch, Cumberland County Public Information Officer.

PA American Water says about 20 connections are without water and it most likely won't be restored until sometime Friday morning. Of those connections, one includes an apartment complex with hundreds of people serviced.

Stella Street will be closed until the water main is repaired. Officials say you can use Erford Road as a way out of that area.
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Crews are on scene of a water main break in Wormleysburg Thursday evening.

The water main break is in the area of Third and Stella Streets in the Borough.  It was called out around 5:15 p.m.

In addition, that water main break has flooded several homes in the 500 block of Second Street.

CBS 21 is headed to the scene and will provide the latest information as soon as it becomes available.  UPDATE: Water service restored after main break in Wormleysburg


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