Boil water order lifted for local neighborhood
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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- As of 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, the boil water order for Hollywood has been lifted.
As construction continues, the City of Hollywood has said that the ruptured pipe has been fixed and the boil water order lifted.
Water is also back on for all surrounding businesses and residents.
Crews worked for more than 24 hours to fix the 24-inch main break that left businesses and residents without water. The break occurred at 2800 Van Buren Street Thursday due to a utility contractor working in that area, resulting in substantial street flooding.
Several residents had to deal with the hassles of having to buy and boil water during the ordeal. "Wash your plates, take a shower, water, coffee, tea, everything," resident Juan Vasquez said. "You got to remember to go for the bottle water, rather than go for the tap water, which is what you're used to."
One private school on Van Buren Street had to be evacuated and cancel classes Friday. "We had to evacuate the school," Dr. Roben Smith of Spring Gate Academy said. "The City of Hollywood Police helped us, and they removed the students."
Hollywood residents also are encouraged to register for the City's CodeRED and NotifyMe alert systems to stay informed about events and emergencies in the City of Hollywood. Residents can register for both systems for free by visiting the City website at http://www.hollywoodfl.org/index.aspx?nid=725/.
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