Another Hoboken water main break forces traffic detours

HOBOKEN -- A water main break in the heart of Hoboken is forcing traffic to be re-routed Tuesday morning, officials said. The water main ruptured at 5th Street and Willow Avenue, Hoboken officials said in a tweet at 4:41 a.m. Willow is closed between...

Another Hoboken water main break forces traffic detours

HOBOKEN -- A water main break in the heart of Hoboken is forcing traffic to be re-routed Tuesday morning, officials said.

The water main ruptured at 5th Street and Willow Avenue, Hoboken officials said in a tweet at 4:41 a.m. Willow is closed between 5th and 6th.

SUEZ water officials were on the scene working to isolate the location of the break. They said additional details would be released soon.

Officials say breaks highlight need for overhaul

As a result, NJ Transit said the heavily traveled 126 bus line to the Port Authority that normally runs along Willow would take Washington Street instead.

It's the second water main break in the city this month and the third this year. 

A service line break also sent water into the streets days after a January water main break. 

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

Low pressure in your shower this morning, #Hoboken? That would be because today's water main break is at 5th & Willow... pic.twitter.com/yLNOgSJF4p

-- HobokenWeather.com (@HbkWx) February 28, 2017

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