Thursday, October 18, 2018
Public safety

Precautionary boil water notice cancelled for Tampa’s N Rome Avenue area

It is no longer necessary for residents and businesses in the vicinity of Thursday’s N Rome Avenue water main break to boil their water, according to the Tampa Water Department.

"Laboratory results show the water is sanitary and safe for drinking and food preparation without boiling," the water department wrote in a statement on Sunday.

Authorities issued a precautionary boil water notice after a 24-inch water transmission line burst in the River Bend neighborhood on Thursday afternoon.

No one was hurt but eight homes had to be evacuated in the area. The repair work is complete, but roadway restoration work will not be done until at least Tuesday.

A stretch of N Rome Avenue remains closed from W Hillsborough Avenue to W Burke Street.

Barricades and signs are in the area to assist with traffic flow and rerouting, but drivers are asked to use caution when in that area.

Modifications to lane closures may be necessary during restoration.

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