Hopewell Road in Glastonbury Closed for Hours After Water Main Break

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    A water main break in the area of 55 Hopewell Road in Glastobury is still causing problems.

    Water is expected to be restored by 8 p.m., according to MDC and the road restoration should be complete by 10 p.m.   

    Officials from MDC said the shutdown "gate," or valve, was leaking as well, so several adjacent water mains had to be shut down to fix the problem.

    The valve was encased in a reinforced concrete junction chamber, which extended the time required to expose and replace the gate, extending the water service interruption, officials said.

    The actual water main break was on a 16-inch water main that was installed in 1941. It was shut down at 9:45 a.m. 

    MDC originally estimated the repair would not be complete until between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., but that was later extended.

    Sixty-eight houses affected on Hopewell and Lakewood roads, as well as Lakewood Circle, Papermill Road and Glazier Road.

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