UPDATE: Repairs shut down parts of Front Street after boil advisory lifted
 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Part of downtown Wilmington's Front Street will be closed down this morning so CFPUA crews can do further repairs on the water main that broke there Wednesday night.

The break happened in the area between Market and Princess streets, where crews say a failed fire line connection caused some significant damage to the road.

CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill says the precautionary boil advisory that was issued yesterday to about three dozen businesses and homes on and around that area of Front Street has been lifted.

McGill says crews hope to finish repairs by this evening, but that a detour will be set up in that area until it reopens.

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Front street was still blocked between Princess and Market at noon today.

The city just replaced all the underground utilities between Chestnut Street to Market Street on Front Street just a few years ago. How could they fail that quickly ? Defective materials or improper workmanship ? The consumer should not have to pay increase rates for this repair!

Was this water main pipe installed as part of the Front Street renovation project which was completed less than five years ago?