Girard residents, businesses wait for pressure to return after water line repaired
According to a post on the city fire department's Facebook page, crews have located and repaired what was described as a "massive" water line break in Girard.
However, the post said it would take time for water lines to build pressure and for tanks to fill and restore full water pressure..
The water main, which Girard Mayor James Melfi says is over 100 years old, broke around 4 a.m. in front of the Dairy Queen on State Route 422 near the intersection with 2nd Street.
The initial break left at least two businesses and a handful of residences in the area without water throughout Wednesday as crews worked to conduct temporary repairs.
Some people living in the area reached out to 21 News Wednesday afternoon, saying they still do not have any water. We contacted the city's fire department who said they'll have bottled water available for people living in the affected area.
There will be some disruptions on Thursday as crews cut some valves as they finish repairs.
St. Rose Catholic School closed for the day Wednesday because of the outage and will remain closed Thursday.