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Youngwood street not expected to reopen until Friday |

Youngwood street not expected to reopen until Friday

| Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:24 a.m
Lloyd Crago
A four-vehicle crash tied up traffic on Route 119 in Youngwood on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
Traffic is being rerouted around a water main break in Youngwood near the intersection of Avenue A and Depot Street, according to county emergency dispatchers.

Crews on Friday are expected to complete repair of a 30-foot section of Youngwood’s Depot Street that caved in when a water line burst Wednesday evening, flooding the area.

The break, near the intersection of Avenue A, halted traffic on Depot, which many motorists use to reach the Westmoreland County Community College main campus.

Spokesman Matt Junker said the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County believes the 4:45 p.m. leak occurred in a six-inch line that used to serve a local rail yard and is connected to the authority’s 30-inch transmission main.

He said Thursday morning the line was repaired. “They’re taking equipment out there to form a solid road base so they can pave it and have it back in service tomorrow,” he said.

The line break also caused water damage at the nearby Youngwood Historical and Railroad Museum.

Categories: Westmoreland
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