UPDATES on Hoboken’s New Water Main Break; Boil Water In Effect

A water main break flooded streets in northwestern Hoboken, which was already under a "boil water" advisory due to a break in Jersey City the day before.

HOBOKEN, NJ — A new Nixle alert sent out by the city of Hoboken at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday said that Hoboken had suffered a water main break at Madison and Eleventh streets. Photos showed that the break flooded nearby roads with muddy looking water. After 9 p.m., Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a Nixle alert that repairs would “likely last throughout the night. A boil water advisory remains in effect.”

The break came a day after residents were already told to boil water following a break near the Jersey City/Kearny border.

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Bhalla also said on Wednesday night that the new break was likely related to the Jersey City break. He also wrote about what the city is doing to upgrade its infrastructure. For more of the mayor’s message, and for updates, see the link at the end of the story for Hoboken Nixle.

The “boil water” alert said residents should boil water for at least one minute for drinking, cooking, baking, making ice cubes, taking medication, brushing teeth, mixing baby formula or food, washing food, feeding pets, and all other consumption.

Water does not have to be boiled for showering, washing dishes, or washing clothes.
Suez Tweeted that “A contractor not associated with SUEZ or the town of Kearny, struck a water main on Rt.7 between Kearny and Jersey City. It is difficult to estimate how long it will take to complete the repair.”

To get updates on the advisory, watch Hoboken Nixle or the Suez Twitter account.

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