Troy Declares State Of Emergency After Neighborhood Flooded By Water Main Break

Jan 17, 2016

Credit Lainie Lucas

Troy mayor Patrick Madden declared a state of emergency after a water main break flooded homes and businesses in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood Sunday.

Public Utilities employees were on the scene  in an attempt to control several inches of water that forced street closures in the northern portion of the city.

City officials  issued a water restriction asking residents to limit use of water to "essentials only" until further notice.

A warming center was opened at the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club. The city water plant was also opened for warming and restroom access.

Residents with flooded basements were asked to call 911 for assistance from the city fire department.