Crews repairing multiple water main breaks in Hoboken, NJ

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
Crews repairing multiple water main breaks in Hoboken
Crews are working to fix multiple water main breaks affecting several streets in Hoboken on Wednesday, according to Veolia Water. Josh Einiger has the developing story.

HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Crews are working to fix multiple water main breaks affecting several streets in Hoboken on Wednesday.

Veolia Water, the company responsible for supplying water to the area, said their crews are responding to three water main breaks in the vicinity of Grand Street from 7th Street to 5th Street, and 6th Street from Clinton Street to Adams Street.

All three water main breaks happened around the same time firefighters worked to put out a fire a few blocks away and opened a fire hydrant.

It's not clear if there's any connection between the fire and the water main breaks.

"Residents in that vicinity may experience service interruptions while repairs are underway," Veolia Water said in a tweet.

Due to the ongoing water main repairs, the company said crews are towing cars from 6th Street between Adams and Grand to the 13th and Jefferson Street lot.

There's no current ETA on repairs.

The company said residents will be updated as the repairs progress and service is restored.

In the meantime, the Hoboken Office of Emergency Management says a water distribution site has been set up on 6th Street between Grand and Clinton streets for residents that have been impacted.

Residents are certain this won't be the last water main break.

"As long as I've lived here, we've had water main breaks, crumbling infrastructure, it's kind of a fact of life in Hoboken," resident Jonah Kimmelstiel said. "It's very expensive to live in Hoboken and everyone needs water, we need it every day and to come home at 10 p.m. at night and not have water, it shouldn't be that way."


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