HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A boil water advisory remained in effect in Hoboken Thursday night following two earlier water main breaks that blew out pressure and even swallowed up a car.
Both breaks occurred blocks apart on the same street. The first happened at around 3 a.m. at 8th Street and Willow Avenue. The second break occurred at around 11 a.m. at a construction site at 14th Street and Willow Avenue.
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But by evening almost everyone, except residents right across from the 14th Street Viaduct, had full pressure, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported.
Officials at the site said full water service will be restored to the area before morning. At 9 p.m. Thursday, United Water said crews were continuing to repairs problems to the 30-inch water transmission main that was broken when a contractor hit a pipe.
“We will have our emergency personnel work through this evening and into the early hours of tomorrow to get this water main back into service,” said Tom Neilan, director of operations for United Water. “Our top priority all day has been to restore full service to the residents and businesses of Hoboken and we haven’t lost sight of that goal.”
The breaks left almost all of Hoboken and the lower part of Jersey City with dirty water and low pressure for most of the day.
United Water also issued a boil advisory because of low water pressure.