TAMPA — A water main break flooded S Westshore Boulevard near W Longfellow Avenue Thursday afternoon and could close the street to traffic for day to come, water officials said.
Tampa Water Department workers located the break and began shutting down all valves that pump to that particular pipe Thursday, said Eli Franco, a spokesman for the department.
Some homes will be without water for several hours while workers repair the pipe. Residents will need to boil their drinking water for 48 hours after the water is turned back on, Franco said.
Workers will pump the water out of the streets Thursday night, but it may take several days before traffic can flow normally on the S Westshore Boulevard.
Crews must replace the pipe and then have the road repaved before it can be reopened, Franco said.
"It's all standard," he added.