Water main break floods Hoboken streets; Boil water advisory issued
A large water main has caused flooding, water pressure and other issues in Hoboken according to the city's website.
SUEZ Water (formerly United Water) said they are is working on fixing a break in a transmission line at the corner of Newark Street and Harrison Street that also affects neighboring Jersey City. Mayor Dawn Zimmer tweeted that water should be restored sometime in the afternoon. She also said Jersey City and Hudson County have sent water tanker trucks.
Pictures on Twitter show streets that are flooded out throughout Hoboken. New Jersey Fast Traffic reports Grove Street, Marin Boulevard, Jersey Avenue and Newark Street all closed to traffic.
A precautionary boil water advisory has also been issued for the entire city of Hoboken. Hoboken residents should boil their water for at least one minute for the following: drinking, cooking, or baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, washing food, mixing baby formula or food, mixing juices or drinks, feeding pets, and all other consumption. Water does not have to be boiled for the following activities: showering, washing dishes or clothes.
Emergency water tanks are available for residents to gather fresh drinking water at City Hall, 76 Bloomfield, 3rd/Jackson and at 311 13th St.