UPDATE: As of 2 p.m.
THis message was released from the Westchester Joint Water Works in regard to discoloration of tap water in homes.
Due to re-routing of water within the WJWW distribution system, discolored water is being experienced system-wide and, in some cases low pressure. The water is safe to use, but we suggest that you not use hot water or do laundry while the discoloration is present. The discoloration could last several hours.
White Plains Rd. near Lake Isle is reduced to one lane in each direction and traffic is moving very slowly through the area.
The Town of Eastchester has opened a warming center at Lake Isle for the roughly 320 households still without gas.
"Gas will not be restored to residents until Con Edison performs house by house inspections and they then have to check each individual house to make sure the lines are not damaged before the gas goes back on," said Eastchester Police Lt. Robert Jensen on Saturday morning.
For any residents interested in going to the warming center at , they are being asked to call Eastchester police at 961-3464 so that they can be directed from there.
The flooding waters came rushing down the streets on Friday and in some cases, into people's homes and basements.
Since gas lines run underneath the ground nearby where the break occured, Con Edison had temporarily shut down gas service to some Eastchester residents but has since restored service to most customers.
Drivers should avoid this area today as there will be continued restrictions as crews work in the area so even once White Plains Rd. opens back up, delays are still likely.
The leak was discovered this morning, said (WJWW) Manager Anthony Conetta, when United Water, who services the Eastchester area, reported a possible water main break that wasn’t on their lines.
“We then checked out our 30 main, which is very deep, and it took time to get down to it because of the need to shore up the hole in order to ensure safety,” said Conetta, about the line that services the Villages of Larchmont and Mamaroneck and Town of Mamaroneck.
To avoid lengthy service interruptions, WJWW is rerouting water through other parts of their system and interconnections such as United Water.
“Once we isolate the pipe segment with the leak we will replace it. We’re not yet sure how long this will take but during this time customers are expected to have water from other parts of WJWW’s system and interconnections,” said Conetta.
For further updates, please check the WJWW's website here.