Some Scotia residents are being advised to boil their water before drinking it.
Effective 11 p.m. Wednesday, the Schenectady County Department of Environmental Health issued a boil water order for street numbers 1 through 101 Mohawk Avenue (excluding numbers 32 and 40); street numbers 104, 106 and 108 North Ballston Avenue; and 102 Glen Ave.
The order is due to a broken water main valve, which crews are working to replace. The water main break resulted in the closure of the westbound lane of Mohawk Avenue at North Ballston Avenue (Route 50) Wednesday.
Residents are advised to bring water to a boil and let it boil for one minute before allowing it to cool. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.
The boil water order is in effect until further notice. The issue is expected to be resolved within a few days.