Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Northbound traffic detoured on Old Smalleytown and Stiles roads.
A water main break on Stirling Road, near Stiles Road, is causing northbound traffic to be detoured, but the southbound lane is open, as crews work to repair the break. According to Warren police, the company expects to have the break repaired with a two or three hours. During the work, the northbound traffic is being detoured through Stiles and Smalleytown roads, then back to Stirling Road.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Prepare for traffic problems on Mountain Boulevard.
UPDATE: The Somerset County Road Department announced work on Watchung's water main replacement along Mountain Boulevard will begin this week. On Wednesday, the county's project status list added: "Beginning on or about September 10, 2012 and continuing until approximately November 15, 2012, New Jersey American Water will begin work to replace a water main on a section of Mountain Boulevard, from Brookdale Road to Wetumpka Lane. Construction will begin at 9:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Some Saturday construction may be necessary. Although Mountain Boulevard will not be closed, be prepared that traffic will be reduced to one lane, with alternating traffic directed by the Police Department." The work is expected…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Scotch Plains water main project expected to be finished in two to three days.
New Jersey American Water Co. is asking area residents to go easy on water use for the next few days, as the company replaces a 48-inch water main in Scotch Plains. The pipe burst yesterday and crews have been working in Scotch Plains, along Portland Avenue near Watchung View Place, to replace the line. The compnay estimates it will take 48 to 72 hours to complete the project. The company also says customers throughout the area served by the pipeline—which includes North Plainfield, Warren and Watchung—can expect low water pressure as the work in being completed. The break follows a series of breaks in Green Brook, Watchung and Warren plaguing the area. Company spokesman Richard Barnes said the local lines involved are older, cast iron …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Water to be restored by late afternoon.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
An early morning water main break on Portland and Birch left many Scotch Plains residents without water this morning, and has New Jersey American Water telling Warren residents to expect low pressure as repairs are underway. One resident spoke with New Jersey American Water shortly after 5 a.m. Representatives of NJAW at that time said that repairs would be completed by 4 p.m. After 7:30 a.m., the Fire Department was reporting that the water was "secured" and that they were successfully pumping water from basements. The Fire Dept. was requesting that the gas company evaluate gas lines at that time. Other residents said that helicopters were circling after 7 a.m. Images of the surging waters from the break are showing up on New York …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Mountain Boulevard line service interrupted for about 12 hours.
A 12-inch iron pipe carrying water service for several hundered Warren residents broke early Sunday morning, leaving several hundered households without water for nearly 12 hours. Accoding to New Jersey American Water spokeman Richard Barnes said the company doesn't know the exact cause of the break that occurred at about 4 a.m. Sunday, but such incidents aren't unusual in the winter as the ground shifts from freezing and thawing spells. "February is generally the month in which we experience the most main breaks due to the soil shifting during freeze/thaw conditions," he said. "We're still analyzing data from yesterday's main break." Age may be another factor—Barnes said about 15 percent of the company's nearly 9,000 miles of water pipes …