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Lightning strikes water main, boil water advisory issued in Castle Hayne Road area

Lightning struck a water main near Advance Auto Parts, 2609 Castle Hayne Road. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews are working to restore service. (Port City Daily/File)

UPDATE: The boil water advisory was lifted Tuesday, March 28.

CASTLE HAYNE — Roughly 60 customers are under a boil water advisory in the northern part of the county.

Lightning struck a water main near Advance Auto Parts, 2609 Castle Hayne Road. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews are working to restore service to 2601 and 2609 Castle Hayne Road and the Riverside community, according to a Monday morning release.

READ MORE: Lightning strikes near Gordon Road neighborhood, fire extinguished

Around 50 residential and 10 commercial customers are affected.

Those affected may experience periods of low or no pressure. There is also potential for back siphonage and the introduction of bacteria into the water system. 

Customers should boil water for 1 minute and allow it cool before consuming if not using bottled water. There is no need to boil water before showering or bathing.

CFPUA will test the water in its lab before lifting the advisory to ensure it is safe to drink.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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