Water main break in Hudson prompts boil alert, some early school dismissals

HUDSON, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Water Department has notified the City of Hudson of a water main break in the 16" water main in front on Stow Road.

Akron Water "throttled" the valves Tuesday morning at 4 a.m. Water is still available, but at a slightly reduced pressure in order to minimize the leak until Akron can assess the overall situation and dispatch a repair crew.

To make the repair, the water main on Stow Road will be shut down between 7321 Stow Rd. and the intersection of Hudson Aurora Road. According to Akron Water, there are no Akron customers in this section.

The repair is expected to be completed by 3p.m.

As a precaution and in accordance with EPA regulations, a boil alert has been issued for all customers served by Akron water and residing North of the Ohio Turnpike within the City of Hudson, the City of Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township. Those not served by Akron water and those residing South of the Ohio Turnpike are not affected.

To ensure customers' safety, please boil your drinking water for a minimum of two minutes. This alert will continue for a minimum of 48 hours, and will only expire upon further notice.

Due to the break, Hudson High School dismissed students shortly after 10 a.m.  Because of safety and sanitary reasons, students were sent home.

All afternoon activities will remain in session, but all activities during the school day are canceled. Parents with questions may call 330-653-1416. 
Ellsworth Hill Elementary also closed due to the water main break. Parents with questions may call 330-652-1236.

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