SLIDELL, La. - A boil water advisory has been issued for limited areas of Slidell near Northshore Blvd. after a vehicle struck a fire hydrant Thursday morning.

The accident caused water to flow freely in the area.

The advisory is for commercial areas north and south of I-12 near Northshore Blvd., as well as Camp Villere.

Businesses and other affected interests are asked boil tap water before drinking, bathing or rinsing food with it. The protocol is to keep water at a rolling boil for at least a minute before using it until the advisory is lifted.

Although the pumping system is operating fully again, the City of Slidell is following strict DHH standards and testing water samples to confirm that it is safe to consume.

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