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Boil alert in effect for some Lorain residents


LORAIN — A boil alert is in effect for 30 homes on the east side of Lorain following three water main breaks in the city today.

Everyone affected is being notified, according to Water Department supervisor Dennis Tihlblad.

"If they are affected, they were handed a letter," Tihlblad said.

The boil alert only affects residents in close proximity to a break from this morning on Kansas Avenue, just south of East Erie Avenue, Tihlblad said. That break has already been fixed, Tihlblad said early this afternoon.

The alert will be affect until 24 hours after the Water Department takes a clean samples of water.

Another break is currently being fixed on Haddam Street between Garfield Boulevard and Cleveland Street. That break is currently being fixed without a loss of pressure, so, for now, no boil alert has been issued, Tihlblad said.

A third leak is in the area of Narraganset Boulevard and Edgewood Drive, Tihlblad said. He said crews won't know if it's an actual main break or just a leak until they get there.

To be safe, water in the affected area should be brought to a boil for three minutes before it is used for drinking or cooking, Tihlblad said.

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