Water main break disrupts service in Yardley

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Water main break in Yardley: Christie Ileto reports on Action News at 11, November 12, 2017 (WPVI)

Crews have been working through the night to repair an eight-inch water main break in Bucks County.

With no warning, residents living near Oxford Road between Oxford Valley Road and Lakeview Drive in Lower Makefield Township found themselves with no water on Sunday night.

"I went to take a shower and it just didn't go," said Colby Connor. "I thought it was just our house. I tried it a few times, and then I tried the sink and then I tried everything that had water."

Emergency maintenance crews with PA American Water Department raced to valve off the break location.

Action News learned that part of the challenge was that the street was recently repaved and it appears the valve covers were paved over.

"I see a lot of water going across the street," said Charity Connor. "It makes me think it's going to be hard to get that fixed, but we're hopeful."

Other residents thought it wasn't that much of an issue, once they put it in perspective.

"I'm thinking about all those poor people in Puerto Rico," said Lisa Barrett.

Barrett said all they can do is just wait until the water main gets fixed.

The water department said early Monday morning that water pressure will take a few hours to return to normal for all affected customers.

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