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Crews spend several hours repairing broken water pipe in NMB

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Crews in North Myrtle Beach spent several hours Wednesday morning repairing water pipe on Ocean Boulevard, near 54th Avenue North.

An alert from North Myrtle Beach asked residents to avoid the area of 54th Ave North on North Ocean Blvd., and water service between 53rd Avenue North and 56th Avenue North was not be available for a couple of hours.

The break, originally thought to be on an eight-inch water main, was actually on a two-inch service connection connected to the water main, confirmed North Myrtle Beach spokesman Patrick Dowling.

The break may have been caused by a combination of age, repetitive stress, and other factors, Dowling said.

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