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Nearly all of Houston under boil advisory after massive break in water main

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, February 27 2020 Feb 27, 2020 February 27, 2020 4:38 PM February 27, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff
Photo: ABC 13

HOUSTON, Tx. -  Almost the entire city of Houston is under a boil water advisory after a broken water main flooded a busy highway.

According to KTRK, the break first flooded a section of the 610 East Loop around noon. Drivers caught in the water had to get out of their flooded vehicles and seek shelter.

A nearby neighborhood also saw severe flooding due to the incident. 

The Houston Fire Department sent out rescue boats, and the Houston Police Department dispatched high water rescue vehicles to pull commuters to safety. 

KTRK reports the entire city of Houston, except for Kingwood, has been placed under a boil water advisory for the next 24 hours.

City officials said that water line provides water to about 50 percent of Houston residents, but the city assured "Houston's water supply is safe."

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