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Bridge Street In Oswego re-opens

UPDATE:  The Bridge Street bridge in Oswego has reopened completely.

All bus routes are back to normal, also.

 

UPDATE:  The Bridge Street bridge in Oswego has partially re-opened.

Centro routes are back to normal, but may become delayed due to heavy traffic at times.

The Bridge Street bridge in Oswego will remain closed until a broken water main is fixed.

There is no specific time for the work to be completed.

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OSWEGO, NY – Crews from National Grid were installing four new light poles in the area West First and Bridge streets Friday afternoon when they discovered a flow of water.

Workers are excavating attempting to find the source of the leak and fix it.

The problem on Bridge Street has caused traffic to back up along Utica Street.
The problem on Bridge Street has caused traffic to back up along Utica Street.

The water system in this area is one of the oldest in the Port City, probably dating back 100 years or so.

Due to the water main break at West First and Bridge, the Bridge Street bridge has been blocked between West First Street and East East Street.

Oswego City buses are detouring around to Utica Street, according to Centro.

The Route 246 (Syracuse) buses won’t be able to pick up between East First and Bridge streets.

Riders are urged to use East First and Utica Street to catch the bus to Fulton and Syracuse.

Regular routes will resume when the road re-opens.

Currently, it is unknown how long it will take to find the problem and correct it.