Commuters on bus, in cars and on bikes were re-routed from 10th Ave E between E Miller and E Boston Wednesday due to an early morning water main break, according to people living in the area. Metro began sending out rider alerts on the issue just before 6 AM. We’re checking on any ETA for re-opening the busy stretch of roadway. UPDATE: Seattle Public Utilities says an 8-inch water main is being repaired with work expected to last into the afternoon. Flaggers are now on 10th Ave E and traffic is moving through the area. SPU says that a temporary setup is providing water to area residents during the main’s repair. UPDATE: Around 150 homes in the area outlined below will receive a robocall about boiling water before drinking it for the next 24 hours. SPU says the informal advisory should be a routine procedure anytime there has been a significant disruption of service to ensure there are no contaminants from pipes before they are flushed by regular water flow.
Tuesday’s shutdown of E Union near 10th Ave was caused by an issue with utility wires and a collapsed sidewalk near a construction site in the area. Buses were re-routed and the street was closed to traffic for much of the day and into Tuesday night.