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Large Water Main Break Dismisses School in Hoboken


By: Richard L. Smith 

Utility crews remain on the scene of a large water main break that happened in Hoboken  Monday afternoon 

Officials said the break impacted water pressure in Hoboken citywide.

A construction crew working on an unrelated project struck a water main on Observer Highway and Madison Street.

The Hoboken Public School District had an emergency 1 p.m. dismissal with no Passport to Learning and no after-school activities other than the Boys Basketball State Final Game at Newark Tech, according to a district spokesperson.

Newark Street is closed from Grove Street to Henderson Street while crews work to restore water pressure.

Water will be available at seven locations starting at 4:30 p.m.

All drivers entering Hoboken via Jersey Avenue will be re-routed south on Grove Street until the main is isolated.

There is no boil water advisory in effect. 

Commuters should expect traffic delays and detours in the area.