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60 city residents without water after line breaks; service to be restored by 9 p.m.

March 20, 2017 News Extra

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About 60 customers are without water in Butler today after a water main broke, causing flooding on Elm and Locust streets.

Service will be restored around 9 p.m., Pennsylvania American Water Company spokesman Gary Lobaugh said.

A 10-inch cast-iron water main that was about 70 years old broke around 10 a.m., causing flooding and damage to the road and several properties.

While crews are working to fix the problem, Locust Street is closed between Monroe and Franklin streets. The road will reopen when the service is turned back on, Lobaugh said.

Butler Middle School was briefly affected by the break, but the water company was able to get water flowing into the school after about one hour, he said. School was not canceled.

Three properties were damaged by the flooding and the water company will work with the owners to restore them to their original condition.

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