Emergency crews replace broken water main in Hoboken

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HOBOKEN, New Jersey — Emergency crews have restored service after a water main broke last weekend.

SUEZ Water emergency crews replaced the broken water main with a new 24-inch pipe. Testing is underway to ensure stability of the repaired connection.

Hoboken will be receiving water from SUEZ through the backup Weehawken transmission line and could be switched back to Jersey City connection later this weekend, once the stability of the new pipe has been confirmed.

Though restaurants and businesses are open and fully operational, roads will remain closed in southwest Hoboken until the road restoration is complete.

Residents should continue to avoid streets in southwest Hoboken, and are encouraged to use public transportation or enter and exit Hoboken through the north. Observer Highway will continue to be closed west of Henderson Street to Jersey Avenue, and Harrison Street is closed from Paterson Avenue to Newark Street. Jackson Street is also closed from Newark Street to Paterson Avenue.

Temporary restoration of the roads have already begun and are expected to be completed Sunday night. Full milling and paving of the affected streets will occur at a later date.

The Hoboken Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management are still clearing excess debris from the roads and sidewalks in southwest Hoboken.  There is no longer excess water from flooding in the area.

The water trucks are no longer located in Hoboken but are available to return if needed. The boil water advisory has been lifted as of Tuesday afternoon in Hoboken.