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Water break in Sharon leads to boil alert in nearby Masury

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The water main break also closed a road, which flooded and started to break apart

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SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) – A water main break in Sharon set off a boil alert for nearly 200 customers in a nearby community.

A 12-inch water line, dating back to 1920, broke along A Street between W. State and Columbia streets around 12:30 a.m. Friday. It has been temporarily paved.

The road flooded and some of the pavement broke apart as a result.

Aqua will be replacing a 500-foot section of the broken water line with a new 8-inch ductile iron main. Work is expected to begin next week.

The water was shut off around 2 a.m., leaving about 25 customers in Sharon without water. Service was restored by 10 a.m.

Residents living in these neighborhoods in Masury were told to boil their water until further notice:

  • South of Lincoln Street
  • North of W. State Street
  • West of State Line Road
  • East of Linden Street
  • East of Brightview Avenue

That alert was lifted Saturday at 1 p.m.

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