By: Tracie Carter
The Newark Water department was notified of a water main break at a Newark West ward intersection Tuesday morning.
Police blocked off an area near South Orange and Littleton avenues after a water main broke and compromised a portion of the roadway around 4 a.m.
Expect congestion and possible detours in the area, as South Orange Avenue is considered a major road leading to Newark's Downtown district.
The Newark Emergency Services Unit arrived with barricades to surround the break while crews began the process of turning off the water.
The cause of the water main break is under investigation.