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Water main break floods Curry Road in Rotterdam

House, lawns damaged; crews work into night

Rotterdam Fire District 2 fire chief Andy Burke, makes his way to speak to a resident on Curry Road in Rotterdam, whose house is surrounded by water due to a water main break Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Rotterdam Fire District 2 fire chief Andy Burke, makes his way to speak to a resident on Curry Road in Rotterdam, whose house is surrounded by water due to a water main break Friday.
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At least one home was damaged and numerous properties lost water service after a large transmission line ruptured late Friday afternoon.

Town officials shut down a section Curry Road between Helderberg Avenue and Cedarlawn Avenue in the effort to fix the rupture, which sent water cascading down the major thoroughfare. Pools of water — some more than 6 feet deep — formed around where the 20-inch line broke just before the evening commute.

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