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Petersburg asks residents to boil water after main break

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A water line broke forcing the City of Petersburg to ask some residents and businesses to boil water before drinking Monday.

Crews will be working until at least 7 p.m. to repair the 16-inch main, which broke near the intersection of South Crater Road and Marton Avenue.

Officials originally asked residents and businesses in the eastern section of the city, from South Sycamore Street & North Boulevard to the Prince George County border, to conserve water. However, they have since changed the advisory and are asking residents and businesses to boil water before drinking, as well.

The water is not safe to drink unless boiled, according to officials. They also say to expect low water pressure.

The Petersburg Department of Public Works is preparing to transfer water from a five million gallon holding tank located off South Sycamore Street, if necessary.

Residents and businesses with questions about water usage should call (804) 733-­‐2349.

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