2011-04-21 / Local & State

Waterline Break Sends State Employees Home

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A water line break in Harrisburg that left parts of the city with low water pressure has turned into a day off for many state employees.

The governor’s office on Monday morning sent home employees in the Capitol Complex as crews worked to fix a leak that happened some time during the night.

City officials say a contractor ruptured a fire hydrant line on a semi-industrial property just north of the Capitol, causing a leak from a 36-inch distribution line.

Measures being taken to fix it mean that buildings in the downtown area, including state government buildings, are experiencing low water pressure. Affected residents were also advised to boil their water.

City officials say crews have been working through the night and may need all day to fix it.

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