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Water main break contained, some Hub City residents under boil water notice

The waterline rupture has caused widespread outages in the area. Source: WDAM The waterline rupture has caused widespread outages in the area. Source: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The water main break has been contained, according to city officials. Crews are working through the night to replace the broken section of the 20-inch water line to restore water.

The water line ruptured Tuesday morning, according to the city of Hattiesburg Water and Sewer Department. The water line break is affecting about 30 residents. 

A boil water notice has been issued for residents located north of 4th Street, west of Mobile Street, south of 42 and east of north 19th Avenue. 

MOBILE USERS: Click here for photos from the scene

Railroad contractors worked to connect a communications line between the cities of Gulfport and Jackson, which caused the rupture, according to a news release issued by the city of Hattiesburg. 

The ruptured water line is located on the corner of East 7th and J.D. Randolph street. Parts of East 7th street are closed to motorists.

It is going to cause widespread water outage—indefinitely—to the areas between New Orleans and Providence Streets, according to the city.

Crews must first locate and turn off 15-25 water valves before they are able to begin repairing the line.

Water and Sewer Director Chad Frierson said in an issued news release that his crews are working as quickly as possible to restore water to the impacted areas.

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