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State of emergency lifted in Hancock, boil water advisory continues


HANCOCK, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Hancock Department of Public Works says a state of emergency in the village has been lifted.

It was issued late Sunday morning following a water main break.

According to a DPW official, although the state of emergency has been lifted, the boil water advisory remained in effect as of 1 p.m. Monday, as the village was waiting on water sample test results.

West Main Street between Leonard Street and the West Front Street Extension remained closed Monday afternoon as well as crews were finishing repair work.


VILLAGE OF HANCOCK (WBNG) — The Mayor of the Village of Hancock announced a state of emergency and road closures Sunday after a water main break.

The Mayor’s Office says West Main Street between Leonard Street and the West Front Street extension are closed due to a water main break as well as road conditions.

12 News spoke to Hancock Mayor Eugene Morgan on the scene. He said the situation began around 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

As of Sunday evening, crews were still working to pinpoint the cause of the break and resolve it.

Morgan estimated that between 50 and 60 homes and businesses are without water.

He says he does not know when it will return.

A boil water advisory has been put into effect for the time being.

WBNG Staff

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