WEST LONG BRANCH: A broken water main in the borough has closed a portion of a major street. The break occurred around 4 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5 in the area of Golf Street and Broadway near the Quick Chek.
The West Long Branch Police Department is asking motorists to avoid the area at this time. There is no timetable for when New Jersey American Water Company will be finished repairs.
New Jersey American Water called and emailed all of its customers on Thursday and said that the severe cold is causing multiple water main breaks in their service area.
"We are addressing each break as quickly and safely as we can," the message states. "We are unable to give an ETA on repairs at this time."