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Update: Water Main Repaired on Pearl Street in New Providence

Repairs were made overnight and crews are cleaning up the street today.

Update

New Providence Deputy Chief Scott Torre said the water main that ruptured on Pearl Street at the intersection on Hawthorne Drive is now repaired.

"Crews worked through the night and are cleaning up as I write this," Torre said in an email. "The water company never issued a boil water restriction."

Original story

This following is an emergency message from the New Providence Police Department:

During road construction this afternoon on Pearl Street at the intersection of Hawthorne Drive, a major water main ruptured causing significant damage to the roadway and flooding in the immediate area.

Residents are requested to avoid this area and plan alternate routes when traveling. 

Parents of Allen W. Roberts School students are advised that this repair will most likely not be completed by the morning drop-off time and additional time should be allocated as well as an alternative route to school. 

Though the water main break is nearby, AWR school still has water. To err on the side of caution, we ask parents to send their children to school tomorrow with water bottles for drinking.

We will update this information once we hear back from the water company as to the extent of the damage.

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