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Broken Water Main Causes Merrick Street Collapse

Just minutes after residents on Cheryl Road finally regained their power in South Merrick, a broken water main caused the street to collapse.

"We finally have power but now no water on the block," Jacki Binder, who told Patch that the street collapsed right in front of her house. "The good news is that New York American Water came almost immediately and is fixing it, unlike with the electricity situation."

This took place just after 2 p.m. Friday, according to Binder. 

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Katie Hansen November 09, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Well Jacki..thank God NY American Water has only ONE water main break so they CAN address it immediately. Imagine 1.8 million water main breaks on Long Island?
Paul November 09, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Here's an idea: instead of the US armed forces (really stupid idea Ed Mangano) how about NY American Water take over operation of LIPA.

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