WESTFIELD—A water main break occurred on Union Street near Springdale Road last night, though homes were not expected to be impacted, according to Director of the Department of Public Works David Billips.
The water main break was first reported around 4:40 p.m., according to Westfield Police. The break was being worked on during the morning of Dec. 28, with work potentially being completed by the afternoon hours.
According to Billips, the water main break may have affected a nearby company, but otherwise no houses were expected to be affected by the issue.
The cause of the break is unknown and Billips said that as crews work on the issue a cause can later be determined. He also said that though cold could have been a factor, it was unlikely.
“I know it’s been extremely cold, but it’s probably too early for that,” he said.
He added that the frost line would have to get down several feet for that to have an impact.
“Infrastructure is old, these things unfortunately just happen,” Billips said.
According to Westfield Police Officer Seth Florek last night, it was reported that as of about 7 p.m., the road would remain open while the Water Department assesses the situation.
In addition, Florek said that the Water Department was going to continue to monitor the situation for ice and they have placed sand and salt in the area.