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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 12/16/16: Water Main Repair Closes SW 2nd Between SW Jefferson Street and SW Madison Street

UPDATE -- Dec. 16, 2016 at 4:07 p.m.

The water main break has been repaired. Our Maintenance and Construction crew is currently back-filling and flushing the line. Road conditions will be restored shortly.

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Portland Water Bureau crews are responding to a water main break on SW 2nd Avenue between SW Jefferson Street and SW Madison Street. No intersections are affected.

A Portland Water Bureau Maintenance & Construction crew is on site and have closed down SW 2nd Avenue between SW Jefferson Street and SW Madison Street.

The main is an 16-inch cast iron pipe from 1906.

At this time, water service for the area has not been interrupted and no customers are out of water.

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.

This advisory will be updated throughout the day.

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