Water main break leads to boil-water advisory for part of Uptown

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Posted on July 23, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:09 PM

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NEW ORLEANS - A 30-inch water main break caused huge flooding problems in the Carrollton-area on Tuesday morning.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the city issued a boil-water advisory for South Carrollton Avenue from Maple Street to the river, Maple Street to Loyola Street, Loyola Street to Jackson Avenue and Jackson Avenue to the river. 

Residents are asked not to drink, make ice from, brush teeth, bathe or shower or prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected.

Click map to see larger image of areas under boil-water advisory

The break occurred at the 7800 block of Cohn Street around 6 a.m.  The flooding was centered in the area bounded by S. Carrollton Avenue, Broadway Street, Cohn Street and Panola Street.

As of 7:30 a.m., the water was not expected to get any higher and crews began closing valves, according to the Sewerage and Water Board.

The water pressure should be restored by Tuesday afternoon, S&WB said.

There was about three feet of water along the streets, which appeared to enter some residents' vehicles.

According to an official with the Mayor's Office, the boundary of the streets closed are Hickory Street to Carrollton Avenue to Neron Place to Adams Street.

Click map to see larger image of street closures:



 

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