Water main break in NJ town

April 13, 2009 7:33:04 PM PDT
All residents of Ridgefield were being told to boil their water after an early morning main break that caused major disruptions in the community. Ridgefield police Captain Tom Gallagher said several homes were evacuated around 6 a.m. as water gushed down a hill, flooding three city blocks. But several residents had returned home by Monday night.

PSEG spokeswoman Bonnie Sheppard said as many as 80 customers lost natural gas service when the water main break caused a gas line to break. But all were expected to have service restored by late Monday night.

United Water spokesman Rich Henning said the break caused decreased water pressure for thousands of customers in Ridgefield, Palisades Park and Fairview. Pressure was restored for most customers around 8 a.m., but the boil water directive would remain in effect as a precaution.

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