UPDATE: Water main break closes busy road in Scranton

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UPDATE: The water main break at Mulberry Street and Franklin Avenue has now been repaired. Two broken valves are still being repaired at Mulberry Street and Mifflin Avenue and also at Vine Street between North Washington Avenue and Wyoming Avenue. Workers estimate the first should be ready in a few hours and the second should be ready by this evening.

Pennsylvania American Water crews continue work near the North Scranton Expressway.

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A water main break is causing road closures in downtown Scranton this morning. The break happened on Mulberry Street around 11:30 Wednesday night.

Mulberry Street is closed from Franklin Avenue to the North Scranton Expressway outbound.

Cold temperatures are causing icy conditions in the area and at least several businesses are without water.

Pennsylvania American Water crews are on scene beginning repairs. It’s unclear how long those repairs will take to complete.

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