Freezing temperatures are becoming a nuisance for several people living in Palmyra and New Cumberland. The recent cold snap is being blamed for two water main breaks on Friday morning.
The first happened around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 422 and Lingle Avenue in Palmyra. Six residents were affected when a 6-inch cast iron pipe broke, according to Terry Maenza, a spokesman for Pennsylvania American Water.
The second break happened around 11 a.m. along the 400 block of Geary Avenue in New Cumberland. About 30 customers were effected when an 8-inch pipe burst.
Repairs have been made and service has been restored to both locations.
“We can’t say for sure what caused these breaks, but we’ve been seeing water systems across Pennsylvania experiencing a rash of main breaks during this extreme cold snap,” said Maenza.