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Crews Work To Repair Hoboken Water Main Break

HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- Crews were in the process Saturday morning of fixing a major water main break in Hoboken.

The crews were dispatched to the scene of Newark and Jackson avenues, working to repair a 24-inch pipe that was damaged in a construction accident.

The work caused a traffic nightmare in Hoboken, because of the streets that had to be shut down. Some residents said their water was brown, or their pressure was low.

United Water said everything should return to normal later Saturday.

Hoboken has been suffering from repeated main breaks and leaks in recent months, some of which have left parts of the city without water and forced officials to order a boil advisory.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer said last month that the city's aging water infrastructure has been neglected for decades. Zimmer said a contract signed by city officials in the 1990s was "unbelievably shortsighted" and put off improvements in favor of plugging budget gaps.

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