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Workers 'hopeful' South Pugh Street will reopen Tuesday after water main break

Water main break shuts down State College road, "hopefully" to be reopened Tuesday

A water main break closed South Pugh Street in the State College borough Sunday night, water authority interim director Brian Heiser said. Crews have repaired the break, and are working to reopen the street.
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A water main break closed South Pugh Street in the State College borough Sunday night, water authority interim director Brian Heiser said. Crews have repaired the break, and are working to reopen the street.

UPDATE: According to the State College borough, the 100 block of Pugh Street has been reopened. The Pugh Street parking garage is also open for regular parking.

State College public works and State College Borough Water Authority Crews were busy Monday working to repair a water main break that ripped a large hole in the middle of South Pugh Street Sunday afternoon.

Crews shut down the road from East College to East Beaver avenue at about 1 p.m. Sunday, and shut off water to several businesses on the 100 block of South Pugh Street. A second leak was discovered Monday.

Water service has since been restored, SCBWA interim Director Brian Heiser told the Centre Daily Times Monday afternoon, but the road would remain closed until at least Tuesday.

"We had a main break yesterday afternoon. We tried to make repairs, but the repairs could not be made in an efficient time during the night, so we shut down our operations and restarted this morning," he said. "Water service has been restored and now we're starting to backfill and get ready to start opening the street again, hopefully by tomorrow."

The Pugh Street parking garage will remain closed during construction. Drivers are advised to use the Fraser Street, Beaver Avenue or McAllister Street parking facilities.

Pugh Street will reopen at 7 p.m. Monday for local deliveries, according to the borough. The roadway will close again at 7 a.m. Tuesday to continue restoration.

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