A water main break this weekend caused residents in West Caldwell to lose their water for more than 12 hours while crews conducted repairs.
A 12-inch water main running under Stonybrook Road cracked at around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, said West Caldwell Department of Public Works Superintendent Vincent Graziosa. Township crews got to the scene within about 20 minutes and began doing repairs.
Graziosa said nothing out of the ordinary caused the water main to crack, and it happens to township pipes about four or five times a year. "It's just from normal wear and tear on the pipe," he added.
About four homes in the area lost their water. Graziosa said crews had to tear up part of the street to repair the pipe.
Township crews worked throughout the night and water was restored at around 11 a.m. on Sunday.
On Monday morning, orange traffic cones blocked off Stonybrook Road to local traffic. Graziosa said township crews are evaluating repairs to the road.
The road is expected to open to traffic around lunchtime and repairs completed by the end of Monday.
There is no cost estimate for repairs to the water main and road at this time, said Graziosa.