Water service has been restored in Shepherdstown following a water main break at the intersection of Princess and Washington streets Wednesday morning, according to Mayor Jim Auxer.
Water was restored as of 2:38 p.m., Auxer said.
Water service was disrupted in town after the 10-inch water pipe broke about 9:30 a.m., Auxer said.
Shepherdstown has dealt with a number of water line ruptures in recent years. Some of the town's water line system dates to the 1970s, and the town has worked with an engineering firm to determine which sections of lines need to be replaced, town officials have said.
The water main that broke Wednesday was a concrete and asbestos pipe, which is an older type water main, Auxer said.
Auxer said a work crew was operating in the area, but it was unclear whether that had anything to do with the break.