UPDATE: Pennsylvania American Water tells Eyewitness News the water main break has been fixed and service is being restored to all customers.
PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)— A water main break in Luzerne County affected multiple communities in the area earlier on Saturday. That break has now been fixed.
According to American Water, affected areas included West Pittston, West Wyoming, Pittston Township, Pittston, Hughestown, Exeter, Dupont, Avoca, Duryea, Old Forge, Moosic, Swoyersville, and Forty Fort.
Officials tell Eyewitness News a water main break started around 1 pm in Pittston and it is affecting the entire city as well as most of the surrounding communities.
The Pittston Fire Department said residents have been experiencing low water pressure, dirty water, and no water since the break started.
Two water buffalos have been set up, one at the Pittston Fire Headquarters at 20 Kennedy Street and the second at the rear of the convenience store near the entrance to the Pittston Housing Authority on North Main Street.
The City and Fire Department said they will post further information on their Facebook pages.