Gloucester County

Water Main Break Closes Deptford Mall for Hours

A water main break caused during fire hydrant replacement closed a South Jersey mall Thursday afternoon.

The main broke around 1:10 p.m. during the replacement of an exterior fire hydrant at Deptford Mall on Deptford Center Road in Gloucester County, said mall spokeswoman Lori Belsito.

SkyForce10 hovered overhead you could see crews cleaning up a muddy mess that covered a portion of the parking lot.

Despite the mess, Belsito said there was no major damage to the mall and no injuries.

"We have temporarily closed the mall for the safety of our customers," said Belsito.

The mall reopened after about three and half hours.

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