Water Main Break Near UConn Repaired, Road Open

Water main break near the University of Connecticut
NBC Connecticut

A water main break near the University of Connecticut caused some traffic delays as students returned to campus Friday.

The break closed part of Route 195 in Mansfield for several hours. The water main break has since been repaired and the road is now open.

UConn said the water main break created traffic complications near the Buckley/Shippee residence hall complex.

Students were still able to move into those residence halls, but detours were in place and vehicles were backed up in some areas, UConn said.

UConn asked drivers to avoid the area and said some buildings nearby, including those residence halls, didn't have water service.

Police were at the school directing traffic.

UConn students are set to move back to campus for the spring semester on Thursday, one day earlier than planned due to snow. Upon arrival, students will have to follow Covid-19 guidelines.

Many of the students returning for the semester left their biggest belongings in the dorms over the winter break, so they won’t have as much to move back into their rooms as they would have in the fall semester, according to UConn.

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