Crews Deal With Water Main Breaks in Windsor, West Hartford

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The cold weather is causing more problems with water main breaks in West Hartford and Windsor.

    MDC crews have repaired water main breaks in Windsor and West Hartford.

    but they are still dealing with one on South Highland Street in West Hartford.

    An 8-inch water main broke on South Highland Street in West Hartford this morning and was shut down at 6:50 a.m. Service was restored just before 2:30 p.m., according to a spokesperson for MDC.

    The break affected 10 multi-family homes on South Highland Street from Farmington Avenue to Fennway.

    "It was just flooding down the street. It was just gushing," said Frank Portal, of West Hartford. "It's the cold and the warm. ... You get the frost, the cold and this is what happens."

    David Garewski of the West Hartford Public Works Department said it was difficult to find the catch basins on the side of the road because of the snow.

    The main was installed in 1927.

    MDC said the road is still being repaired and that restoration should be complete between 4 and 5 p.m.

    Earlier today, Kellogg Street was closed at Preston Street in Windsor after a water main break there.

    Twenty-three homes were affected on Kellogg Street from Preston Street to the dead end.

    The 8-inch water main was installed in 1935, according to MDC.

    The water main was shut down at 2:40 a.m. and has since been repaired.