Water Main Breaks in Hoboken, Repair Underway

Thursday, May 2, 2013  |  Updated 4:54 PM EDT
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A water main has broken in Hoboken, the sixth time in just over a month the city has experienced a water disruption. 

A 24-inch water main at Newark Avenue and Jackson Street broke Thursday afternoon when a contractor "disturbed" it, according to United Water officials. 

An emergency repair crew was dispatched to the area. They've started to shut down the main and make repairs, officials said. 

Repairs are expected to continue through the evening. There are no reports of any customers without water.

In March and April, Hoboken sustained five water main breaks and leaks in just eight days. Parts of the city were without water at times and had to follow a boil water advisory. 

Hoboken's mayor says the city's recent water woes have their roots in a contract signed two decades ago.

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