South Swan Street in Albany closed due to water main break, delays expected

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — **UPDATE** Crews were able to turn the water off Tuesday afternoon. Drivers should expect that section of the road to be closed for the next couple of days while that work is being done. Officials tell NEWS10 crews will be cutting out some sections of pipes and installing some new valves.

Officials said South Swan Street between Jay Street and Lancaster Street in Albany is currently closed to all traffic while crews repair a water main break.

Delays are expected and drivers are urged to give themselves extra time Monday and Tuesday morning. Officials said those who typically access South Swan Street from the tunnels under the Empire State Plaza will need to seek alternate routes. 

Residents in the area may experience water discoloration. This is caused by stirring up sediment in the system and is not harmful. To remedy discoloration, run cold water in all your faucets for a few minutes or until clear.

Check out NEWS10’s traffic tracker. You can plan your route and see traffic delays in real-time!

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