- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A state of emergency has been declared in an upstate New York city after a broken sewer main and underground cavity was found beneath a street.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (https://bit.ly/1GOHeUX ) officials in the city of Newburgh on Wednesday announced the closure of a section of Water Street after a sewer camera uncovered a broken main and a 6-foot-high cavity from a collapsed manhole.

Officials on Thursday said the possibility of heavy rains sending stormwater into pipes carrying sewage prompted them to call a state of emergency.

Sections of Water and Second street will have to be excavated where they meet in order to rebuild the collapsed manhole and install 30-inch piping.

Crews are expected to begin repairs within the next few days.


Information from: The Times Herald-Record, https://www.th-record.com

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