UPDATE: July 20, 10:30 a.m.: Reports from the County and local municipalities state that there has been a water main re-break at Township Line and Swede Rds. this morning. Work is expected to extend into the evening rush hour.
UPDATE: 4 p.m.: According to Terry Maenza, Director of Communications for Pennsylvania American Water, crews working to repair the eight-inch line that ruptured under the intersection of Township Line Road and Swede Road in East Norriton have been able to valve off the area where the break occurred and have reopened Swede Road in both directions. Township Line Road will remained closed between Swede and Arlington roads.
Maenza said that no customers will be affected by this work. Maenza estimates that the wrok could take between 6 to 8 hours to complete.
UPDATE 2 p.m.: A message from ReadyPA states Swede Rd. is closed from Route 202 to Germantown Pike and Township Line Rd. is closed from Route 202 to Arlington. Repairs are expected to last into the overnight hours.
A water main break at Township Line Rd. and Swede Rd. in Whitpain Township and East Norriton Township has those roads closed Thursday afternoon.
Ron Cione, Director of Public Works for Whitpain Township, told Patch that the Township’s sewage force main runs under Township Line Rd. and are concerned that the road could give way.
The roadway is already buckling.
The water company is already out on scene and has turned the water off and are working on fixing the water main. There is currently no estimated time when the roads will reopen.