TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Troy Department of Public Utilities has issued a boil water advisory for parts of Troy and North Greenbush following a major water main break at the intersection of Campbell and Sherman Avenues.
“This is not an unexpected expense. The only thing unexpected is where the next break will occur,” said Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.
The advisory affects customers on Campbell Avenue between Thomas Street and Vandenburgh Avenue (Route 4), and customers on Vandenburgh Avenue/Route 4 between Campbell Avenue and the City line, including Vandenburgh Place, and the Price Chopper Plaza. Brentwood Avenue, Crestwood Avenue, Hadden Lane, and Wilde Street, and upper Stow Avenue are also included.
Department of Public Works worked hours to repair the pipe and reopen Campbell Avenue.
“This morning they were quite tired, but they were still carrying on to make sure people got water as quickly as we could and get the road open as soon as quickly as we could,” Madden said.
A limited number of customers on Route 4 in North Greenbush are also affected by the boil water advisory and will be notified individually. North Greenbush customers who do not receive a notification are not affected by the boil water advisory.
The City of Troy will issue another advisory once the boil water order has concluded.
For more information or to find out if your property is affected by the boil water advisory, contact the City of Troy Department of Public Utilities at (518) 237-0611.
The break happened shortly after 7 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Campbell and Sherman Avenues. About one dozen to two dozen people were without water into Tuesday morning.
La Salle Institute is closed as well due to the water main break. There is no word on when the school will reopen.
Crews called it an uphill battle, but Campbell Avenue was reopened by Tuesday evening.