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SWBNO Conducts Emergency Water Main Repair on Jefferson Ave., S. Claiborne

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 22 2019

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Monday, April 22, 2019, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) will begin an emergency repair on a 30-inch diameter water main under South Claiborne Avenue between Octavia and Upperline streets.

Valve repair and test closures will take place in Monday evening. Residents in the area may experience short-term low water pressure.

Traffic restrictions on Claiborne will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. The right and center lanes of downtown-bound traffic on Claiborne from Octavia to Jefferson Avenue will be closed. Traffic on Claiborne will not be allowed to turn onto Jefferson in the riverbound direction.

The repair is expected to take three days to complete, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Commuters are encouraged to avoid driving in this area if possible.

Please report any long-term changes in water pressure by calling 52-WATER.

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