Water main bursts in Hoboken for second time in a week

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A temporary no-parking sign is posted along Garden Street between First and Second streets in Hoboken on March 21, 2016. It was there that a water main burst for the second time in a week. (Photo: PIX11 News)

A temporary no-parking sign is posted along Garden Street between First and Second streets in Hoboken on March 21, 2016. It was there that a water main burst for the second time in a week. (Photo: PIX11 News)

HOBOKEN, N.J. – A water main broke in Hoboken early Monday, exactly one week after a water main burst a few blocks away from the current scene.

Monday’s break was reported on Garden Street between First and Second streets, according to Hoboken police. By 3:30 p.m., SUEZ Water tweeted that water service had been restored on Garden Street.

The latest break happened along a stretch that has been plagued by similar incidents.

On March 14, a water main burst about three blocks away on First Street between Clinton Street and Willow Avenue, according the city. In that case, a sinkhole formed – swallowing a car parked along the side of the road – and residents near the site were told to boil their water as a precaution. It was about two days before their full water service was restored, SUEZ Water North Jersey said.

Multiple water main breaks disrupted life in that portion of Hoboken last fall.

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