Water restored, crews working to repair the water main break

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Some downtown businesses and residents were without water this morning after a large water main broke on Bay Street.

The water has been restored to the businesses, but JEA is onsite replacing the browken pipes. 

JEA spokeswoman Gerri Boyce says crews will remain at the scene for the rest of the day.

"We have a 10-foot section of a 16-foot pipe that did split," Boyce said.

The businesses affected include the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, JEA, EverBank Field, CSX, Maxwell House and the Veterans Memorial Arena.

A CSX tweet that the Jacksonville CSX headquarters and other buildings are closed and employees should work from home. Jaguars players arriving to training camp at EverBank Field were without water.

Dan Evans and his neighbors at Cathedral Residences were also affected by the break.

"We know that we have a lot of events going on right now downtown this weekend," Boyce said. "We want to make sure we are in and out so the people here enjoying themselves don't see us."

JEA got the majority of businesses' water restored within two hours.  

"I think they were pretty fast. Two hours working from where the main break was," Evans said.

The cause of the water main break is not known at this time. JEA says once the repair is complete, crews will go back to the site and investigate the cause. 


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