Fire department activating emergency plans after water main break on Rt. 19

Fire department activating emergency plans after water main break on Rt. 19
A water main break in North Strabane Twp. had part of Route 19 down to one lane, the fire department activating emergency plans and neighborhoods without water. (WPXI)

NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A large water main break along Route 19 in North Strabane Township has left neighborhoods without water and the local fire department activating emergency plans to be prepared in the event of a fire.

The break had northbound Route 19 in the area down to one lane.

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The North Strabane Township Fire Department said neighborhoods in the area were dealing with low water pressure or no water at all. Pennsylvania American Water crews were on scene making repairs to the break and water buffaloes were set up at the fire station.

Fire crews said they were activating emergency plans in case of a fire by activating additional units around the area. Fire crews were also checking hydrants and medical facilities to stay prepared.

***Utility Alert*** There is a large water main break on Route 19, neighborhoods in the township north of 519 are...

Posted by North Strabane Township Fire Department on Friday, January 3, 2020

Pennsylvania American Water estimated the break will be repaired sometime on Saturday.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews are making repairs to a water main near the intersection of McClelland Rd., Galley Rd. & Route 19...

Posted by Pennsylvania American Water on Friday, January 3, 2020
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