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Crews work on Water Main Break in Rotterdam

UPDATE:  Rotterdam Police have issued an update  on the water main break.

Bernard Street will remain closed between Trinity and N. Wescott Road.  All other closed roads have been reopen, however police ask that motorists avoid the area

Police say there may be lower water pressure in some areas, and to limit water as the repairs continue.

Rick and Heidi Ody have lived in the neighborhood for 40 years, and they say they've never seen anything like it.

"It bowed right up in the air. it looked like a volcano the water was just blowing right up through it," they tell us.

Three homes had to be evacuated because of flooding, Bill Steward is one of those homeowners.

"They told me to get out of the house, I had to get out of there. They turned the electric off, the water off, I asked them how bad it was in the cellar, they said all the way up past the furnace, and that's a brand new furnace they put in there," he says.  

Right now, no boil water advisory has been put in place.


Rotterdam Police say that the water main break has caused many road closures.  North Wescott Road will be closed from Curry Road to Bernard Street, Trinity Road will also be closed from Curry Road to Bernard Street, and Bernard Street will be closed from Trinity Road to North Wescott Road. 

Police said there is no estimated time for a repair.  They also say that no boil water advisory has been issued.

ROTTERDAM - Rotterdam Police say they are currently at the scene of a water main break.

Officials said the break occurred at around 10:00 a.m. at North Westcott Road and Bernard Street.

CBS6 will have more information as we receive it.

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