Thousands in Broward County were left without water Friday after a water main break in Fort Lauderdale.
County officials said an independent private contractor caused the break in the area of Northwest 2nd Avenue and Northwest 66th Street, leaving about 4,000 homes and businesses without water.
Repair work has started and service is expected to be restored by Friday evening.
The break was affecting parts of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Oakland Park. The area is bounded on the west by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, on the north by McNab Road and on the south by E. Prospect Road. If you are north of Commercial Boulevard, the affected area is bordered on the east by N. Dixie Highway and if you are south of Commercial Boulevard, the affected area is bordered on the east by NE 6th Avenue.
Among the areas affected was North Andrews Gardens in Oakland Park.
A precautionary boil water order alert will be issued once water service is restored and will be telephoned to all customers in the area.