Middletown downtown intersection reopens after water main breaks

MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) – Part of Main Street in Middletown is open again on Saturday after a major water main break.

The city said crews worked through the night for repairs.

All businesses had water around 10 a.m.

Main Street is also open to traffic again.

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Residents had low or no water pressure for a few hours, but water should have returned to residents. Officials and business owners hoping to have everything under control for the weekend.

Hachi Sushi and Thai owner Maggie Huang said, “Before, we didn’t know what happened. We saw a lot of water coming out of the pipe.

Luckily, Hachi Restaurant suffered no physical damage, but they had to stop using tap water.

“When we saw the water and went down to check, the water turned a bit brown. We turned everything off as well as the ice machine,” Huang said.

No customers for two hours as crews tried to tame the water break.

Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim asked residents not to call 911 to report the breach because the line must be cleared in an emergency.

Sue and Emily Ashman said: ‘Our apartments are without water, they said we could be without water for several hours as they don’t know when we’ll get it back.

Officials don’t know what caused the breakup.

Middletown Acting Community and Economic Development Director Bobbye Knoll Peterson said: “This whole intersection will have to be pulled out. They will isolate where the problem was. They will do a repair and then we have to fix the road.

If you have discolored water, do not wash dishes, clothes or drink the water. Run the cold water until it runs clear, and if that doesn’t work, call 860-638-3500.

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David H. Henry