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Narberth Water-Main Break Affects Service, Forces Road Closure

An old section of 6-inch pipe burst early Monday morning near Essex and Windsor avenues, a borough official said.

(Update 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: Fred Hansell reports water service has been restored and Windsor Avenue has reopened while Aqua finishes repairs.)

A water main in Narberth broke early Monday, prompting Aqua PA workers to close two blocks of Windsor Avenue as they worked to restore full service.

Assistant borough manager Fred Hansell told Patch that residents began contacting the borough office about 7 a.m., complaining of water-service problems on the 200 block of Essex Avenue and on Woodbine Avenue.

Aqua closed Windsor Avenue between Dudley and Forrest avenues, and about 2:30 p.m. workers were jackhammering at the Essex Avenue intersection.

The company has been replacing sections of water main in the borough for months. The broken section is apparently an old 6-inch pipe, Hansell said.

It was not immediately clear when the road would be reopened and full water service would be restored. Work continued and Windsor Avenue remained closed at 7 p.m. Monday.

Check back with Patch for updates.

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