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Crews repairing water valve in Scranton

The break happened around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Crews are working to repair a broken valve on a water main in Scranton.

The break happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon along 8th Avenue in the city.

According to officials with Pennsylvania American Water, about 50 homes and businesses in the area are without water.

The water was flooding onto Luzerne Street on Saturday morning.

Officials hope to have repairs complete by later Saturday evening.