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Water main breaks have been repaired, State of Emergency still in effect


ROTTERDAM, N.Y. - Following a series of water main breaks in Rotterdam, the town says they have been repaired.

As of Wednesday morning, a State of Emergency and boil water advisory are still in effect for the town. Residents are still being asked to only use water when it is necessary and not to drink from the tap.

There was a major water main break on Princetown Road early Monday morning, which led to a total of six water main breaks throughout the day, leaving some residents without water up until Tuesday.

The town said all main breaks were repaired as of 2 p.m. July 1. All residents should currently have substantial pressure for necessary household activities. If a household is still without water, contact the Rotterdam Police Department at 518-355-7331.

Town officials say that while the breaks are now repaired, a section of Princetown Road is still shutdown.

Town highway and water department crews are still working to repair a 21-inch broken valve on Bernard Street that failed after the water main was repaired. The town said the valve failure has led to a loss of water pressure in some parts of Rotterdam.

A few houses in the Bernard and Wallace Street area of Rotterdam will be without water while the new repair is made.

Fresh drinking water was made available for Rotterdam residents at the former Curry Road Shopping Center at 1410 Curry Road; however, three workers were struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon.

The site has been closed but will reopen 9 a.m. Thursday.

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