New Jersey

Crews Repair Broken Sewer Line in South Jersey

A broken sewer line in South Jersey has been repaired and residents can now go back to normal water use, officials said.

The sewer line broke along Hartford Road just south of Route 38 in Mount Laurel – not far from the Funplex and Rowan College at Burlington County – around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Mount Laurel Police.

The police department asked residents in the area to reduce water usage.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see police blocking off two separate parts of the roadway as crews worked to stop the flow of water.

Sewage began to overflow as a result of the break and began overflowing into the Pennsauken Creek off Ramblewood Parkway, said the township. In an attempt to keep sewage from backing up into homes or the creek, the township diverted overflow into its fenced solar facility nearby.

Crews with the Mount Laurel Municipal Utilities Authority worked through the day and night and were able to repair the broken line.

At 3 a.m., township officials said residents were allowed to resume normal use of the sewer system.

The state department of environmental protection monitored the clean-up, said the township.

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