Water Main Break Forces Lane Closures

A water main break left required Suffolk County Water Authority crews to dig up a part of Wall Street in Huntington village on Thursday. Photo by Carl Corry

A water main break left required Suffolk County Water Authority crews to dig up a part of Wall Street in Huntington village on Thursday. Photo by Carl Corry

A water main leak Thursday left a Huntington village restaurant without water for several hours and caused a downtown traffic buildup, as Suffolk County Water Authority crews worked to restore service.

Omar Ali, manager of Spice Village Grill, located at 281 Main St., said the authority notified the restaurant that its water was turned off at around 9:30 a.m. He said water was restored between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

However, road repair work related to the leak continued to cause road lane closures on northbound Wall Street and on Main Street. Water Authority spokesman Jeff Szabo said at 4:40 p.m. work should be complete within “a couple of hours.”

Work crews blamed the break on old pipes in the area.

Ali said he’s just happy crews fixed the leak ahead.

“Thank God they fixed the problem so I can get my dinner rush going.”

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