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Peekskill Water Main Break On Maple Ave. Expected To Be Fixed Soon.

PEEKSKILL, NY --The water main break that cut water service to higher elevated parts of town has been fixed, according to city staff.

The city department of public works has been working on a water main break on Maple Avenue at the intersection of Ferris Street since early Wednesday morning.

Many residents in the “high service” areas of town such as Maple Avenue were affected, according to Director of Planning Anthony Ruggiero.

Assistant Water and Sewer Superintendent Vince Powell said the water department was wrapping up the repairs to the 10-inch water main at around 2 p.m.

"Some residents probably have water restored already," said Powell. "We haven't gotten it back up to full [water] pressure yet but we'll do so soon."

The pipe was originally laid down around 1930 on solid bedrock, as opposed to the softer sand and gravel that pipes are laid on today, he said. That hard bedrock likely led to the pipe breaking and had little to do with the heavy rain the city recieved in last night's storm, he said.

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