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The intersection of 11th & Madison Streets in Hoboken is no stranger to urban flooding, but this time it’s a pretty substantial Water Main Break.
A water main break has been reported at 11th/Madison. Residents may experience a decrease in water pressure. @SUEZwaterNJ is en route to respond to the break. Residents should avoid the area. As a reminder a boil water advisory still in effect from yesterday’s main break in JC
— City of Hoboken (@CityofHoboken) April 29, 2020
According to the City of Hoboken:
A water main break has been reported at 11th and Madison Streets in Hoboken. Residents may experience a decrease in water pressure. SUEZ is en route to the area to respond to the break. Residents are asked to please avoid the area.
Of course 11th & Madison is adjacent to the Hoboken ShopRite parking lot, creating additional difficulties…
— HobokenGirl.com (@thehobokengirl) April 29, 2020
This comes as water service is restored following a massive water main break in Kearny yesterday, disrupting the supply to Hoboken & Jersey City.
Update 4/28/20-3:50 PM: #JerseyCity residents, please be advised that a contractor in Kearny was conducting non-utility work on Rte 7 and hit the 36” water main that feeds #JerseyCity. SUEZ crews are in route to isolate break and make emergency repairs. More information to come. pic.twitter.com/6dvLOBZupW
— SUEZ Water NJ (@SUEZwaterNJ) April 28, 2020
New outages have been reported throughout Hoboken. Both Hoboken and Jersey City remain under a boil water advisory.
More video from Madison/11th in @CityofHoboken. Right near the #shoprite parking lot. Look closely and you’ll see where the ground buckled – and water is bubbling out. 😬 @SUEZwaterNJ @News12NJ #watermain @hMAG @kurtsiegelin pic.twitter.com/1EUgu9X33N
— Marci Rubin News12NJ (@MarciRubinN12) April 29, 2020
We will update this story with any further developments.