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Broken Water Main Brings Flooding And Boil Water Notice To Victoria Park

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Joe Cavaretta
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Workers disinfect and power wash Northeast Fifth Street at the Victoria Park neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, three days after a sewer main ruptured.

Crews in Fort Lauderdale are working to repair a pipe break for the seventh time in the last month — but at least this time it isn’t sewage flooding the streets.

A contractor working in the area of Northeast Fourth Street and Seventh Avenue struck a 12-inch water main on Wednesday afternoon, which sent water flooding the streets of Victoria Park.

The City of Fort Lauderdale issued a precautionary boil water notice effective immediately to the properties in Northeast Second Street to Northeast Fifth Street between Northeast Seventh Avenue and Northeast Ninth Avenue.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.