Mount Airy Reopened After Saturday's Water Main Break

Break on same road as previous week's, third reported break in two weeks.

Water main break Sunday morning at Mount Airy and Grist Mill Roads in Basking Ridge. Submitted photo
Water main break Sunday morning at Mount Airy and Grist Mill Roads in Basking Ridge. Submitted photo
Another water main break was reported Saturday morning on Mount Airy Road and Grist Mill Road. The northbound lane of the road reportedly remained closed between Grist Mill and Bullion roads as of about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

All back to normal on Sunday morning

However, on Sunday morning, the repair had been completed, the road was reopened and everything was back to normal, said Lt. Mike Shimsky, the township's Emergency Management Coordinator.

A detour had been set up while the work on the water main continued.

Earlier in the day, New Jersey American Water Co. reportedly was at the scene working to repair the damage as of about 11:30 a.m., and continued working into the afternoon. 

Two weekends ago, on a Sunday, another water main break had occurred further down Mount Airy Road, on Valley Road in Liberty Corner. That break was repaired the same day, following several hours of work.

Another break reportedly occurred off Kensington Road last Sunday night.
Luci terenin December 29, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Since I was not able to get an answer yesterday in person, can someone please answer why it took 6 hours to begin working on the road yesterday?
Bernards PBA 357 December 29, 2013 at 09:17 AM
Luci, the Water Co explained to us on scene that they had 3 other breaks in nearby towns during this time. I would imagine that is what caused the delay.


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