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Crews Stop Water Main Break In Hoboken

Utility worker at the break. (credit: CBS 2)

Utility worker at the break. (credit: CBS 2)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBS 2) – Clean-up and repairs were underway in Hoboken Wednesday after a major water main break, Jay Dow reports.

The 12-inch water main  broke around 3:30 a.m at Clinton and 7th Streets. Police asked residents with parking permits were called in the morning and asked to move their cars from the area.

Vehicles that were not moved were towed but there will be no charge to release the cars.

Utility crews from United Water managed to shut down the valves to the water main. By 6:30 a.m. the crews isolated an area where they thought the break was located, and were conducting a test to nail down the exact location.

Water is safe to drink and there were no disruptions to the water supply, a Hoboken spokesperson said in a press release.

The water was close to flooding an A&P supermarket loading dock. The store’s manager said their water supply was not affected.

The concern was whether the streets would open up Wednesday. There’s a high school a few blocks away from the break.