2 water main breaks in Newark snarl traffic

NEWARK, N.J. — Traffic was snarled in Newark after two water main breaks occurred Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 3:40 a.m., authorities responded to First Street near Dickerson Street about a water main break.

About an hour later, a second break was reported along Davenport Avenue and North Ninth Street about two miles away.

Both areas were closed to traffic as crews responded.

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