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Deep freeze causes water outage, closes library

Map shows area affected by water outage. Map shows area affected by water outage.

A main water leak downtown resulting in broken valves due to the extreme cold weather conditions has affected water service onparts of Washington Street, West Allen Street, Justice Street and Fourth, Third and First avenues, the city said in a news release. Crews are working to make repairs and an estimated time for completion is 4 p.m. today. The outage also closed the main branch of the public library on Washington Street.

The Water Department would like to remind everyone that a Boil Water Advisory means that if you feel you need to boil your water you may do so. A Boil Water Notice means you are required to boil your water before use. Please use your own discretion today as this is a Boil Water Advisory. For questions or concerns please contact Andy Brogden at 828-214-9567 or