Hoboken water main breaks everywhere!
How embarrassing is Hoboken with all the water main breaks?
Water main breaks in Hoboken are tiring. Scott sent these photos in from 8th & Jefferson today.
Second Hoboken water main break at 14th & Willow
City without water – boil water advisory
Around 10:00am this morning – a contractor for the 14th Street Viaduct rehabilitation project bashed a 30″ water main. The entire city was without water, and is still currently under a boil water advisory.
The Willow14 project adjacent to the viaduct – while recently annoying neighbors, actually did them a favor, by absorbing much of the flooding, and is now under 14 feet of water.
Traffic is gridlocked throughout the city, and everyone is losing their patience. The evening rush should be a doozy.
Additionally – get a load of this!
You see, with the city under a semi-state of a emergency right now, somehow, the geniuses at city hall are simply allowing more traffic-snarling construction projects to continue around town. Like this PAVING of 10th Street. Wouldn’t someone temporarily halt these types of projects considering the mayhem? PSE&G, who is paying for half this job – and asked the city, while they’re paving just part of the street – why not pave the whole thing? It would cost the city half. The city refused, and we’re going to be left with another half-assed job.
Water Main Break at 8th & Willow in Hoboken, NJ
One of the larger main breaks in recent memory – a large pipe burst, spreading nasty (what appeared to be) raw sewage in the area – and it gurgled over to 8th & Clinton as well. This may very well disrupt NJ Transit bus service down Willow in the morning.
Additionally – at least one car is sinking into the roadway, and several basements are suspected of being flooded at the moment. As if Hurricane Sandy didn’t do enough damage – Hoboken’s aging infrastructure has to add salt to the wound!
But for all you “voters” in Hoboken – this should be no big deal for you, because you think that Dawn Zimmer and her failed “parks” are much better for press releases and votes, rather than fixing our fledgling infrastructure, right?
Keep your head in the sand, folks!