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West Carson St. To Reopen After Water Main Break Repairs, Precautionary Flush And Boil Advisory Issued

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- West Carson Street is set to reopen to traffic soon following a major water main break Sunday night, PennDOT says.

The road has been closed in both directions between the West End Circle and Corliss Street all night and into the morning.

PennDOT said at 7 a.m. that repairs were complete to the 20-inch main.

According to the Pittsburgh Water & Sewage Authority, crews were able to isolate the break and worked to repair it overnight. Pressure was restored around 10:30 p.m.

The PWSA issued a precautionary flush and boil advisory for six neighborhoods: Crafton Heights, Elliott, Esplen, Ridgemont, and Westwood.

Customers in these neighborhoods are advised to run water for at least one minute, boil the water vigorously for one minute, and wait for the water to cool prior to consumption.

PWSA said water buffaloes will be available at three locations:

  • Fire Station 29, 2150 Noblestown Road
  • Fire Station 31, 3000 Chartiers Avenue
  • 725 Ridgemont Avenue

Due to the low temperatures, salt trucks are also on the scene due to the potential icing of the roads.

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