Massive water main break shuts down highway in Morris County

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Broken water main shuts down Columbia Turnpike in NJ
NewsCopter 7 was overhead as water shot into the air across four lanes of the highway.

FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A massive water main break has shut down a major thoroughfare in Morris County.

NewsCopter 7 was over Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park.

A geyser of water shot from the broken main across all four lanes of the highway.

Columbia Turnpike was shut down in both directions between Airport Road and Cali Drive as crews responded to the scene.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

There was no immediate word on the impact to water customers in the area.

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