Water main break floods area near Tulane University, boil water advisory issued

Water main break near Tulane University floods surrounding streets

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - An apparent water main break has flooded an area near Tulane University’s campus.

It happened early Friday morning at Calhoun and Claiborne. The water spewed into the streets, but it did not appear to be in homes.

According to Sewerage and Water Board, a 30 inch water main broke early Friday morning. They say they began receiving calls aroun 1:30 a.m.

Crews are currently at the scene working to close the valves and isolate the impact around the break.

S&WB issued a boil water advisory for several streets in the area as they work to make repairs.

Residents living on Calhoun Street and Palmer Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue and Story Street. Homes netween South Claiborne Avenue, Audubon Boulevard, Hickory Street and Lowerline Street are also effected.

People in those areas are advised to boil their water for one minute before consuming it.

S&WB will lift the advisory once they receive the all clear from the Louisiana Department of Health.

According to Tulane University, tonight’s championship game between Archbishop Rummel High School and Catholic of Baton Rouge will continue as scheduled.

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