Wayne Water Main Break Expected to Clog Evening Commute

The rush hour in Wayne and surrounding towns will be snarled because of a water main break on Hamburg Turnpike

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012  |  Updated 5:01 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Wayne Water Main Break Expected to Clog Evening Commute

NBC10Philadelphia.com

Hamburg Turnpike is closed from Church Lane to Hinchman Avenue, police said.

A water main break in Wayne is expected to snarl the evening commute for drivers in Wayne and spill over into other parts of North Jersey.

A construction crew working on a new jug handle exit for the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Pompton Road accidentally broke the main, Wayne police said.  Hamburg Turnpike is closed from Church Lane to Hinchman Avenue while crews clean up the mess.

The traffic problems are compounded due to the closure of nearby Valley Road, police said. Half of Valley Road has been closed due to unrelated road pavement project from Hamburg Turnpike to Ratzer Road.

The police department recommends that commuters stay far away from that area if possible. The road would remain closed until it no longer presents an “unsafe condition," police said.

Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | SMS Alerts | Email Alerts | Twitter | Facebook |  Google+ | Instagram | RSS

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
21st Century Solutions
The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out