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Crash, Main Break Causes Discolored Water For BPU Customers

A car crash, water main break and a fire safety test will result in widespread discolored water for Jamestown Board of Public Utilities customers.

The BPU said water pump stations at Cassadaga and Buffalo streets shut down due to a crash Thursday morning in the village of Falconer. A vehicle struck a utility pole, briefly knocking out power to the area.

The power was restored by 8 a.m., though the outage at the pump stations caused discolored water to customers in the north side of the city as well as Falconer.

Water employees began repairing a water main break on Myrtle Street on Wednesday night. Water was turned off between Cole and Smith streets while repairs were made.

The BPU said water would be discolored for 12 to 24 hours on the south side of the city as a result of the water main break.

And in Celoron, a warehouse fire safety test will cause discolored water to customers in the area.

“These events mean possible discolored water in BPU water territory today for 12 to 24 hours,” the BPU said. “Don’t do laundry unless your water looks clear.”