Major Water Leak Near Atlantic City Tunnel: MUA Chair Devlin Unloads
BREAKING NEWS FIRST REPORT EXCLUSIVE
We have learned and confirmed the news of a major water leak in Atlantic City.
We have also obtained internal documents, including a full copy of an email sent from James Sullivan, Director of Operations from The South Jersey Transportation Authority to key officials.
According to Thomas Gates, SJTA Lead Forman - East Maintenance, he reports that:
Here is the Sullivan email (sent out at 11:10 p.m. last night) as follows:
All,Good evening. There is a AC water line break on NJ87, adjacent to our northbound AC-BC tunnel entrance "Ramp D". The flow is significant as can be seen from the photos. It has also begun to come up through a manhole on the eastbound side as well, and the right lane in both directions will need to be closed.We are into our second hour, and have had great difficulty in contacting AC MUA. ACPD and our ACX NJSP have both tried to make contact with an after hours entity, but as of this writing writing we have had no call back or response from them.Tom Gates, Lead Foreperson from our PVille Maintence Yard has responded and are installing an westbound/to southbound right lane and right shoulder closing and are applying salt in an effort to preclude icing.An additional ESP truck has been called in and will be assigned to this area, to assist with motorists and should a ramp closure and detour be required.We'll update as warranted.Jim
James G. Sullivan
Director of Operations
South Jersey Transportation Authority