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Scranton City Officials To Businesses: No Water, No Making Food

SCRANTON– Even after the water main break in Scranton, Diana`s Pizzeria on Pittston Avenue was open for business.

“You got to stay open for the people. My parents opened this business back in `64 and it`s all about the people,” said Marlo Diana.

‘You have to make sure they have enough water stocked up, enough clean water. I have bottled water back there for customers when they come in for drinking,”said his wife, Lana Belcastro.

Matarazzaro`s Pizza and Subs on Birney Avenue was open, too.

Workers were gearing up for a super busy Super Bowl weekend. They already have pre-orders for pizza, wings and other food.

“If we can`t get out product to our customers, they`re not going to believe in us,that we`re not capable of handling whatever comes into our area. You know with this water main break, we want to be able to show them we can still feed them,” said Jeff Rosario.

Then late Friday afternoon came news from Scranton city officials: all businesses without running water must immediately stop food service.

It was tough to hear, especially with the upcoming Super Bowl rush.

Diskin’s Saloon is already decorated for the big game.

The owner said she will have to freeze about 1500 chicken wings she bought to make for customers.

“If the water is back up and running, and clean then we`ll be ready to go, but it`s a waiting game,” said Jessica Statsman.

There is no word on exactly when the water will restored.

Water tank locations are posted here.

Pennsylvania American Water website


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