WILMINGTON — Areas on Carolina Beach Road have been impacted by a precautionary boil water advisory, issued by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
The advisory is in effect for around 60 commercial customers and 50 residential customers in the Carolina Beach Road area. Specifically, it’s impacting the 2100-2400 blocks of Carolina Beach Road, the 300 and 400 blocks of Cape Fear Boulevard, and the 500-700 blocks of Morningside Drive.
The water boil went into effect Monday, Jan. 10, due to a water main break. Crews are on the scene to repair it and restore service to customers. Their work will affect traffic flow: A lane of Carolina Beach Road at Southern Boulevard is closed, and the outer southbound lane of Carolina Beach Road is closed just north and just south of Southern Boulevard. Traffic will be shifted into the inner southbound lane.
CFPUA noted that right turns from Southern Boulevard onto Carolina Beach Road will be blocked, though left turns are allowed still.
There may be periods of low or no pressure, plus increased risk for back siphonage to introduce bacteria into the water system. If not using bottled water, customers should boil water for 1 minute and allow it to cool before consumption — which includes drinking, brushing teeth, making ice, preparing food, washing fruits and vegetables, etc. There is no need to boil water prior to using it for showering or bathing.
CFPUA lab staff will test the water to ensure its safety before lifting an advisory.
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