Parts of Jersey City Without Water After Break in Water Main

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:07 PM EDT
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Thousands of people were left with lower water pressure or no water at all after a water main break. Roseanne Colletti reports.

Thousands of people were left with lower water pressure or no water at all after a water main break. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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Parts of Jersey City, N.J., were without water for hours after a water main break Wednesday.

Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted that there was no water downtown while workers tried to find the break. Other areas were dealing with low pressure. 

He said the city Office of Emergency Management was activated and United Water issued a boil water advisory to residents in the downtown area. Some schools also closed early.

The utility said it sent water tanker trucks to Jersey City Medical Center and customers who do not have water will be able to fill containers there. 

By early afternoon, the break had been located and was being repaired, officials said.

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