Police & Fire

North Ward water main break repairs expected to be completed in 3-5 days

Drivers are being asked to plan alternate routes after a water main break Monday.

Repairs to the break, which occurred in the 200 block of N. 5th St., are expected to be completed in next three to five days, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.

Newark police and firefighters closed off streets Monday at North 5th St. from 4th Ave. to 6th Ave. and Park Ave. from 1st St. to 6th Ave. due to flooding, which has since receded.

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Individuals were temporarily evacuated from two residences in the area.

Members of the Newark Water Department also responded to the break, along with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and Newark Police Division’s Emergency Services.

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