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Road partially reopens after water main break in Massapequa Park

Police closed Merrick road between Block Boulevard and

Police closed Merrick road between Block Boulevard and Joludow Drive due to a water main break Sunday in Massapequa Park. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

A section of Merrick Road in Massapequa Park adjacent to John J. Burns Park that was closed all afternoon because of a water main break has been partially reopened, Nassau County police said Sunday evening.

Shortly after 5 p.m. police said in a news release that two lanes — one eastbound and one westbound — of the four lane road had reopened. 

The break was reported at 11:30 a.m. and the road between Block Boulevard and Joludow Drive was closed for hours, police said. Police advised motorists to avoid the area and find alternate routes because eastbound and westbound traffic had been halted.

A crew from New York American Water, whose pipe burst, was on the scene working on repairs Sunday afternoon but no time estimate for its completion was available, police said. 

Police said the water appeared to be leaking from beneath the road but the exact cause has yet to be determined.

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