Water main break forces young Niskayuna family from home
June 05, 2019 06:47 PM
NISKAYUNA - Repair crews have fixed a broken water main in Niskayuna.
Mohawk Road between County Clare Lane and Rosendale Road was still shut down as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, because crews had to re-pave the street now that repairs are finished.
A boil water advisory was in effect as of Wednesday evening for homes in the area around the break.
A house at the corner of Mohawk and Rosendale is unlivable right now. A young family of four – including a baby, live there.
The water came rushing out through Mohawk Road, right in front of the house around 11 p.m. Tuesday. It went into the garage, down into the basement and across their front lawn.
The Niskayuna Fire Department tried to help the family pump everything out around 1 a.m., but it was still hip-deep as of lunchtime.
Hear from a frustrated neighbor who says this isn't the first, second, or even third water main break on this road over the years, by watching the video of John Craig's story.
With help from a water worker, the family takes what it can carry and leaves their house after #watermainbreak. The basement is flooded and canít be lived in for now says @NiskyAlerts building inspector. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/2LxUO2pjoK— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) June 5, 2019
The @NiskyAlerts building inspector says that for now the young family of 4 canít live here. The water superintendent says there is still a boil water order from @SchdyCountyNY and there will have to be 2 rounds of sampling before itís lifted. 20Ē pipe 20í long. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/Jl8ZZDjTur— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) June 5, 2019
Weíre on #BreakingNews #rightnow in @NiskyAlerts on Mohawk Rd. Broke around 11:15 last night. Road closed between County Clare La. & Rosendale Rd. Water gushed into and around the house a few feet away. Matted down grass & mud. Not the first repair on this road. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/Wsy1KGoHh1— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) June 5, 2019
Updated: June 05, 2019 06:47 PM
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