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Boil Water Advisory in Effect in Crisfield Following Water Main Break

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CRISFIELD, Md.- All water services have been restored in the City of Crisfield, but a boil water advisory is in full effect Wednesday.

City Manager Rick Pollitt said the city has experienced a major water main line break at the intersection of Chesapeake and Richardson Avenues.

"What we found later in the day was about a six inch break in our water line which caused water to gush out," said Pollitt.

Water service was shut off at 5 p.m. Tuesday and stayed off until about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Richardson Avenue will be closed to through traffic from 4th Street to Chesapeake Avenue while work to fill the hole is completed, Pollitt said.

"I think it's pretty clearly a combination of aging infrastructure. The ground water is always high here. There's a serious problem with drainage," said Pollitt.

According to the city's latest warning, washing and bathing are fine.  Everything else should be boiled for at least a minute. Officials say the ban will be lifted after water service is fully restored and testing confirms the absence of bacterial contamination.

Residents are encouraged to be on the lookout for notices requiring boiling water once service is resumed. 

Anyone with questions is asked to call City Hall at 410-968-1333.


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