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Early Morning Water Main Break in Downtown Newark Under Investigation

By rlsmetro on

Utility crews are on the scene of a water main break in a section of Newark's Downtown. 

The sizeable break happened around 1:35 a.m. in the vicinity of Broad and Academy streets. 

Heavy water poured from the break, affecting  Academy Street and the side of The Prudential Building. 

Police assisted at the scene for traffic control after a portion of the ground near the break began to bevel. 

Water main break

Since the massive water main break that occurred on the Newark water infrastructure in Branch Brook Park in Belleville, the city's system has had about five breaks citywide. 

Two of the breaks were considered significant. 

The cause of the breaks are under investigation. 

Water main

Expect some minor traffic disruptions on Halsey Street between Bank and Raymond Boulevard in that section of downtown Newark for your morning commute. 

The break is just inside Academy Street so this should not affect NJ Transit bus service running along Broad Street.