WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange is urging residents avoid the area of Northfield Avenue between Ardmore Road and Gregory Avenue after a major water main break occurred and compromised the road on Tuesday afternoon.

A statement from the township asks residents who live in the area to follow the detour signs and instructions of the police officers on scene. West Orange police expect this to be “a lengthy road closure” and that residents in the area can also expect to be without water service until repairs can be made.

More information will be shared as it becomes available.