Warwick mayor says water to be restored after water main break

A water main break on Route 117 disrupted traffic on Aug. 24, 2023. (WLNE)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Mayor Frank Picozzi said that the two broken pipes that closed areas of Route 117 have been repaired.

Repairs to the water main break on Route 117 in Warwick have closed multiple throughways to traffic.

Picozzi added at 4 p.m. that the Kent County Water Authority told him that water service should be restored to the area “in an hour or two.”

“RIDOT officials said they are hopeful that repairs to the road can be completed in the overnight hours and there’s a good chance that the road will be open in the morning,” he said.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation said on social media that exit 27B on Interstate 95 South is closed, alongside Route 117 westbound at the Toll Gate Road roundabout.

RIDOT added that traffic can now travel towards Diamond Hill Road and the I-95 North on-ramp.

Police told ABC 6 News that the breakage caused flooding earlier in the day.

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