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Posted on: July 12, 2023

UPDATED TRAFFIC ALERT - DELAY: Hoosick Street Hydrant Work to Begin July 13, 2023

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TROY, N.Y. – The City of Troy's Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announced that a watermain break on Wynantskill Way will delay today's scheduled work on Hoosick Street. 

A DPU crew is on-site addressing the watermain break in South Troy. There is no boil water advisory in effect but water service in the affected neighborhood may be intermittent and water may be discolored coming out of the tap. If this is the case, run the tap to flush the system until water flows normally again.

Starting Thursday, July 13, 2023, westbound traffic on Hoosick Street will be reduced to one lane from 15th Street to 10th Street from 11AM to 6PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, as they repair a faulty fire hydrant.

The hydrant on the affected portion of Hoosick Street is leaking, causing water to flow onto Hoosick Street. Though water main breaks can also result in water pooling on streets and roadways, the water main in this case is not broken. Repair will involve replacing the hydrant's connection to the water system and internal shutoff mechanisms.

The fault in this hydrant was brought to the point of failure during routine flushing of the fire hydrant system. The fire hydrant system is "flushed" annually to clear the water pipes serving them of any debris and test for faulty hydrants. Flushing starts at the John P. Buckley Water Treatment Plant in Lansingburgh and progresses south.

Commuters should expect to encounter roadwork in the area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes of travel if possible.


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