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Posted on: August 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Middletown Police on Location of Water Main Break


Middletown Twp. Police Department

Chief of Police R. Craig Weber

For Immediate Release:                                                                

August 19, 2021                                                                                             

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Twp. Police Department is currently on location of a major water main break on West Front St. in the area of Whitman Drive, in the River Plaza section of the township. As a result, West Front St. is impassible to thru traffic and a local detour is in place. Motorists are asked to stay out of the area and plan an alternate route using Newman Springs Rd. for their travel.

Police officers responded to the call at 1:35 am. The water leak progressed in severity and caused significant undermining of the roadway. Approximately 50 homes in the area are now currently without water service as repairs to the water main are underway.

Residents in the area have the ability to access and/or leave the area. The detour is expected to be in place for at least 12 hours.


Contact: D/Chief Paul Bailey, Public Information Officer

Desk: (732) 615-2066,

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