Crews work to repair sewer main in Fort Lauderdale

Precautionary advisory for water-related recreational activities issued


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.A precautionary advisory to avoid water-related recreational activities in an area of Fort Lauderdale has been issued as crews work to repair a sewer main, city officials said.

The 20-inch sewer main break is at the Regal Trace Apartments at 540 Northwest Fourth Ave.

Motorists are being advised to detour around the area and pedestrians are advised to avoid standing water at the site of the sewer main break.

The city, in consultation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, issued a precautionary advisory Tuesday to avoid water-related recreational activities in the area.

Officials said swimming, fishing, jet-skiing and other water-related activities should be avoided in a section of the New River 2,000 feet west to 2,000 feet east of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, along the New River from Northwest Seventh Avenue to Northwest Fourth Avenue.

The precautionary advisory will remain in effect until further notice, officials said.
For more information, call the city of Fort Lauderdale 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000 or click here.

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