Somebody cracked a pipe. Now, the water must be boiled and the road is shut down

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A main break has shut down a main artery in Doral and put parts of the city under a precautionary boil-water alert.

The order will last at least through Wednesday, according to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. It won’t be lifted until the water tests as clean for two consecutive days.

That’s for those with water. Some businesses and homes in the area of Northwest 41st Street and 115th Avenue and Florida’s Turnpike had no water after a contractor struck a 24-inch Miami-Dade water pipe around 4 p.m. Monday.

“Once repairs are completed and water service is restored, all water used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice and washing dishes should be boiled until further notice prior to consumption,” according to Water and Sewer . “Water should be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute. As an alternative, bottled water may be used. There is no problem with using the water for bathing and other household needs.”

The affected area is bordered on the south by Northwest 34th Street, on the north by Northwest 41st Street, on the west by Northwest 136th Place and on the east by Northwest 107th Avenue. Also, there’s an area bordered on the south by Northwest 41st Street, on the north by Northwest 42nd Street, on the east by Northwest 107th Avenue and on the west by Northwest 109th Avenue.

On the traffic front, avoid Northwest 41st Street west of Northwest 107th Avenue in general. There are detours to and from the turnpike.

Miami-Dade College’s West Campus remains closed. Without water, there’s no working toilets or air conditioning. The campus says it’ll issue a status update around noon.


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