WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania American Water has issued an alert for parts of Wilkes-Barre and Plains Township for a water main break.

According to Pennsylvania American Water, a 16-inch water main break began around 4 p.m. near Scott Street. Officials tell Eyewitness News a 14-inch pipe broke earlier today on Scott Street, which has since been repaired.

As of 5:00 p.m., officials predict the repairs will be done around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Approximately 40 customers have been affected by this break.

When service is restored, American Water says customers could experience discolored water. They recommend customers with discolored water run cold water through the tap at the lowest level of the house for three to five minutes.

Eyewitness News will update this article as more information is made available.