Lanes Re-Open Along Cross County and Saw Mill

Crews working around the clock since Monday have re-opened the Cross County Parkway Westbound and the Saw Mill Southbound has one lane of traffic getting by near Rumsey Road.

One lane of the southbound Saw Mill River Parkway is now flowing this morning after state contractors broke a 30-inch water main Aug. 27, the Cross County Parkway Westbound is also back to normal with traffic flowing well in the area.

Yonkers city officials said repairs to the water main may be finished overnight and thier estimate held true as by 7 a.m. this morning, both roadways re-opened to traffic.

A boil water advisory issued Monday by the Westchester County Department of Health for southwest Yonkers will remain in effect at least through Aug. 30.

About 50,000 residents have been effected by the water restrictions, in some cases having no water at all.

For those who do have running water, the Westchester County Health Department is keeping a boil-water advisory in place for residents and businesses in the area south of Ashburton Avenue to the New York City line between the Hudson River and the Saw Mill River Parkway before drinking it or using it to prepare food.

The Journal News reported a custom coupling was made by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to repair the ruptured main.


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