Water main break causes boil water advisory
CORNING, N.Y. (18 NEWS) – Water turned into ice overnight as maintenance crews scraped the parking lot of the Corning Center on Wednesday morning following a water main break on Tuesday night.
Hours later, sidewalks looked like an ice skating rank with Denison Parkway experiencing freezing as well.
The Department of Public Works and the City of Corning Fire Department worked into the early hours of the morning to put a stop to the break on Cluthra Lane.
"Cold weather," Wagner said.
As of 1:00 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, four properties were on a boil water advisory including the the Corning Center.
The nursing home houses full-time and short-term residents, but agencies worked quickly enough to prevent water from entering the building.
"There were a few people that were awake that were kind of watching the action out in the parking lot, but they weren’t even aware.
There was no disruption in service at all."
The water is back up and running, but not safe to drink just yet.
"We’re fortunate here in the City of Corning to have the people we have because we’ve got a talented group of all the departments," Wagner said.