PORTLAND, OR- Portland Water Bureau crews are responding to a water main break on Northeast 33rd Avenue.
To assess and repair the damaged water pipe, crews must shut down both lanes of Northeast 33rd Avenue between Northeast Morris and Klickitat streets will closed until approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The main is a 24-inch cast iron pipe from 1906.
Approximately 50 homes may be out of service while the main is repaired. Others may experience discolored water as sediment inside the pipe is disturbed. This water is safe to drink but customers should run their taps until water runs clear.
The traveling public is reminded to stay alert and use caution as traffic may suddenly slow or stop. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work site.
The Portland Water Bureau’s Maintenance & Construction crews are ready to respond to emergencies, including water main breaks, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. On average, crews respond to 200 main breaks a year.