Friday, November 27, 2015

Jersey City water main to Hoboken repaired; southwest roads closed until temporary road restoration

City of Hoboken announces:


SUEZ WATER REPLACES BROKEN WATER MAIN IN HOBOKEN; TEMPORARY ROAD RESTORATION UNDERWAY
This morning, SUEZ Water emergency crews finished replacing the broken water main in Hoboken with a new 24 inch pipe.  Testing is currently underway to ensure the stability of the repaired connection.  Temporary restoration of the roads affected by the water main break has begun, and should be completed by Sunday night.  Roads will remain closed in southwest Hoboken until the temporary road restoration is complete. 

Hoboken continues to successfully receive water from SUEZ through the backup Weehawken transmission line.  The water source to Hoboken could be switched back to the Jersey City connection later this weekend once the stability of the repaired connection is confirmed. 

Restaurants and businesses in Hoboken remain open for business and are fully operational. 

TRAFFIC AND STREET CLOSURES
Temporary road repairs have begun and should be completed by Sunday night.  This will allow for traffic to normally flow on streets in southwest Hoboken.  Until the temporary road restoration is complete, street closures in southwest Hoboken will continue.  Full milling and paving of the affected streets will occur at a later date.
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.

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED
As a reminder, the boil water advisory has been lifted as of Tuesday afternoon in Hoboken. 

CLEANUP IN SOUTHWEST HOBOKEN
The Hoboken Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management will continue clearing excess debris from the roads and sidewalks in southwest Hoboken affected by the water main break.  There is no longer excess water from flooding in the area. 

WATER TRUCKS
The water trucks are no longer located in Hoboken but are available to return if needed.