Boil water advisory lifted after water main break in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — A boil water advisory that was issued for some Petersburg residents due to a broken water main has been lifted.

The Virginia Department of Health, Petersburg Health Department and Petersburg Utilities Department on Thursday advised residents who live on High Street — from Lafayette to University — and Plum Street — from Hurt to Cross — to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes. Failure to do so could result in stomach or intestinal illness, according to a release from the city.

Officials initially hoped to have the advisory lifted within 24 to 48 hours, but were able to fix the issue much sooner.

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