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Water main breaks reported across the region

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - In the heart of a cold snap, water main breaks are being reported across the area.

Crews in Allentown are working to repair a break at 26th and Livingston streets in the city's west end.

The break was reported early Tuesday morning and crews are expected to be working on repairing it most of the day.

Officials said there may be some minor water service interruption to customers in the area, but they will do their best to keep water available throughout the repairs. There are no road closures or boil water advisories, Tuesday morning, but crews said that could change if necessary.

That's not the only break in the area. There is another water main break down the street in the 300 block of North 26th Street.

The Lehigh County Authority said the breaks are a result of the cold snap, and also old infrastructure. Both cast iron lines were put in around 1950.

There was also a break at a rural part of Lehigh County Monday.

Several issues have been reported in the Philadelphia area as well, including a major break in Conshohocken. The 30-inch break is affecting several neighboring communities in Montgomery County.

In addition to municipal lines, Lehigh County Authority says it's also getting calls with individual lines at city homes. They have gotten about 50 calls over the weekend related to frozen pipes.

The water authority said they expect those calls to continue as long as the cold weather does.


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