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Boil water order lifted for some residents, others still under a precautionary boil water advisory

According to the Willimantic Fire Department, there was a major water main break.

WINDHAM, Conn. — A boil water order was issued for Windham and Willimantic Thursday night. 

According to the Willimantic Fire Department's Twitter page, there was a major water main break and a loss of storage and pressure. 

The water department issued the order to residents and officials said more than 620,000 gallons of water spilled out before crews found the leak.

On Friday afternoon both Windham Fire Departments posted on their Facebook pages that the boil water advisory has been lifted for some Windham Water Works customers. 

However, the Windham Water Work customers in North Windham and other impacted areas in the red shaded areas are still under a precautionary boil water order until further notice. 

Posted by South Windham Fire Department on Friday, July 2, 2021

The streets impacted are 

  • Boston Post Road from NAPA & Olympic Pizza area to Tractor Supply. 
  • Hilltop Drive
  • Sky Line Drive
  • Tuckie Road

Restaurants in the area took to social media to report they have been told to close.  

Due to water main break and mandatory closure of ALL restaurants in Windham, we will not be open tomorrow 7/2. Please...

Posted by Blondie's Diner on Thursday, July 1, 2021

Willimantic Fire Chief, Marc Scrivener also posted an update, saying it will take 24 hours for water results.

A townwide boil water order has been issued, out of abundance of caution. All restaurants have been told to close. The...

Posted by Marc Scrivener on Thursday, July 1, 2021

This story will be updated.

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