Hanover Township water main break leaves many dry in wet weather

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A huge, broken water main in Luzerne County is still far from being fixed.

Pennsylvania American Water tells Eyewitness News the 24-inch main snapped early Saturday morning in Ashley. It’s affecting the borough’s Carey’s Patch section as well as Liberty Hills development in Hanover Township.

Crews first had to prep the repair site along a creek before fixing the main. The water company expects those repairs overnight with services restored early Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, water tankers are available at Ashley Firemen’s Park and the entrance to Liberty Hills development. Affected customers need to bring their own containers.

When service is restored, those affected are advised to make sure the water runs clear before use. Anyone with further problems are advised to call 1-800-565-7292.

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