Utility crews in Newark and New Castle were left scrambling Wednesday morning after a pair of line breaks.

The Newark Water Department was called out to South Chapel Street (Route 72) before 8 a.m. for a water main break south of the I-95 overpass.

Officials said the break was at the southern edge of their service area and about thirty residential and business customers were affected.

The break was repaired and service restored by 2 p.m. on August 14, 2019.

Meanwhile, Wilmington Manor firefighters were called out just after 10:30 a.m. for a reported outside gas leak behind the Sprint store off of Route 13 near the New Castle Farmers Market.

Fire officials reported a six inch gas line had been ruptured.

Delmarva Power officials isolated the leak and the situation was declared under control in about 90 minutes.

A number of businesses along Route 13 north of Hares Corner were affected by the incident.

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