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UPDATE: Multiple Water Main Breaks in New Rochelle, Eastchester

United Water officials are trying to repair multiple water main breaks in two municipalities that occurred at the same time this morning.

1:40 p.m., Jan. 11, 2013: United Water is reporting the water system pressure has been restored following three main breaks which occurred earlier this morning. The company said it apologizes for the inconvenience and thanks its customers for their patience.

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10:50 a.m., Jan. 11, 2013: The New Rochelle Public Library announced it would be closing its main facility at Library Green at noon Friday because of lack of water. The Huguenot Children's Library on North Avenue has water and will remain open until 5 p.m.

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United water is dealing with three water main breaks in our area right now. The breaks are in the vicinity of Webster Avenue and Norman Road and Cedar and Huguenot streets in New Rochelle and Alta Drive in Eastchester. In New Rochelle, the underpass at Cedar Street, near the I-95 Exit 16, is where the flooding is occurring. The entire area is blocked off. 

United Water officials say that they started getting calls about all three of the water main breaks around 5:30 a.m. They don't know if the three breaks are connected. And officials don't know how long it will take to fix the three water main breaks.

United Water says there are many residents with low water pressure, discolored water or no water at all.

The Guidance Center of Westchester January 11, 2013 at 03:22 PM
United Water told me that it would only be 4-5 hours until water restored. This was at 6 AM...is that not correct?
The Guidance Center of Westchester January 11, 2013 at 03:22 PM
When I called United Water just before 6 AM, I was told 4-5 hours until water back. Is that no longer the case?
Shannon Roddy January 11, 2013 at 03:46 PM
This should be fun!
Janet Rohan January 11, 2013 at 03:53 PM
So THAT's why my water pressure was so low this morning. Thank you Patch...
Chris McHugh (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 03:57 PM
As of 10 a.m. the United Water spokeswoman said that they do not have an estimated repair time for any of the water main breaks.
Chris McHugh (Editor) January 11, 2013 at 03:57 PM
As of 10 a.m. the United Water spokeswoman said that they do not have an estimated repair time for any of the water main breaks.
youmustbekidding January 11, 2013 at 05:07 PM
HEAVEN FORBID THEY MAKE ROBO CALLS LIKE MAYOR BRAMSON TO WARN PEOPLE TO COLLECT WHATEVER WATER THERE MAY BE LEFT.
Donna Bartolotta January 11, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Maybe we will all get a credit on our next bill????
Shannon Roddy January 11, 2013 at 06:43 PM
They did this morning. I received one at my job on North Avenue.
Denise Mulqueen January 11, 2013 at 07:42 PM
We will never get credit, they will probably charge us for all the water filling the streets!
Diane Steinfink January 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Glad it's all fixed. I know problem started earlier because when I went to bed around 2:30 a.m......discovered it then.

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