For anyone traveling in and out of the Town of Newburgh this afternoon, be prepared to expect delays on your route.

The picture below resembles a typical day along the intersection of New York Route 17K and Corporate Boulevard. Drivers going through this area will expect a different sight and should expect delays.

Intersection of Corporate Blvd and Route 17k, Google Maps
Intersection of Corporate Blvd and Route 17k, Google Maps

Road Closure in the Town of Newburgh

A gas main break off of 17K near Corporate Boulevard in the Town of Newburgh is causing issues in traffic. The road is closed and traffic is being diverted. The Town of Newburgh Police asks that commuters please avoid the area as traffic is backed up in both directions.

According to the alert, authorities say that the severity is minor. There is minimal to no known threat to life or property.

The urgency; however, is immediate, for responsive actions are being taken care of immediately.

Local Businesses and Landmarks

Corporate Boulevard in the Town of Newburgh is the home to a number of businesses, including Turtle & Hughes, Big Shine LED, C&S Wholesale Groceries, Preferred Fragrance, AmerisourceBergen, Amscan, A. Duie Pyle, and Frank Webb Home - Newburgh Bathroom Supply Store.

Other local landmarks around this area include Whoo's Bar and Grill, Millbrook Air, Textron Aviation New York Service Center, Xavier's Foreign Car Service, Healey Kia, and Belknap Cemetery.

Again, drivers are strongly suggested to avoid this area in their commutes, otherwise expect heavy delays and to be re-routed.

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