Crews still working to restore water service near Highland Ave
This article has been updated to reflect the latest information.
SALEM — A large water main break on Highland Avenue has left numerous customers without water this morning, and caused two schools in the area to distribute bottled water to students.
Police confirmed that, as of 9:30, public works crews were still on scene trying to make repairs.
The break occurred to a 16-inch line near Tropical Products at 220 Highland Ave., across from the Hawthorne Square shopping plaza.
Salem police first notified the public about the situation around 5:30 a.m. One resident in the area, however, reports she lost service overnight.
The school district said Salem High, which is further down Highland Avenue, and Witchcraft Heights Elementary School over on Frederick Street, were both experiencing low water pressure as a result of the situation.
Bottled water was being made available to students in place of drinking fountains at the schools.
The shelter took to its social media accounts to share its plight and ask supporters to bring some water over for the thirsty pets there.
The water Main on Highland Ave has broken, so there is currently no water at our Shelter.