Customers remain without water as crews work to fix massive break in Westmoreland Co.



NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Some people are still without water following Tuesday’s massive water main break in Westmoreland County.

A river of water rushed down Route 993 in North Huntingdon Tuesday afternoon after crews trying to loosen some rocks with dynamite hit the line.

Water service to about 160 customers in South Trafford and the Cavittsville section of North Huntingdon may be restored by Wednesday night, officials said.

“Not having water is tremendously inconvenient, and I tell you what, when it comes back on, we’re going to be so happy.  We’ll take showers and wash dishes,” said resident Beth Riggleman.

Once water service is restored, customers are advised to boil their drinking water until the water is tested, which could be 48 hours after it is restored.

Water buffaloes have been set up for those without service.

The section of Route 993 where the water line collapsed near the Cleaveland/Price plant remains closed from Mahaffey Hill Road to Pine Hollow Road while crews repair the line.


Crews work to repair massive water main break in N. Huntingdon Twp.