Major service disruptions, boil water alert after New Jersey water main break

EDISON, New Jersey (WABC) -- There are significant disruptions to water service and a boil water advisory is in effect for parts of New Jersey after a major water main break in Edison.

Officials say the 16-inch main ruptured on Brunswick Avenue near Eisenhower Drive around 8 p.m. Monday.

The break caused a significant impact on water service, with some users having little to no pressure.

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In the meantime, residents are urged to boil water before drinking, cooking, and other potable water uses due to the potential for the water supply to be contaminated with disease causing microorganisms.

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NewsCopter 7 was over Brunswick Avenue near Eisenhower Drive in Edison, NJ after a major water main break caused significant disruption to water service in the area in the middle o

Crews are working to repair the main and restore normal service, which they hope can be finished by Tuesday evening.

Brunswick Avenue being closed to through traffic, causing traffic delays.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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