Update, 9:02 p.m.: We're hearing from the Tampa Water Department that water should be restored around 10 p.m. tonight. Let other Patch readers know when your neighborhood goes back online by commenting below.
The Tampa Water Department has issued a boil water notice for customers located north of Fowler Avenue.
The notice was prompted by the water main break that took place on Bruce B. Down earlier today. That break has added to already heavy traffic on Bruce B. Downs and led to the closing of the New Tampa YMCA for today and possibly tomorrow.
"The rupture of a water main in north Tampa has affected a large portion of Tampa's water service area," a water department media release said. "Customers may be experiencing a loss or drop in pressure or a complete service outage at this time."
The precautionary boil water notice is valid for all Tampa Water Department customers north of Fowler avenue, the release said. Also, "customers in other areas where water pressure has dropped or where an interruption has occurred also should boil water as a precaution."
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