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Sewerage and Water Board Responding to Water Main Break near Audubon and Cohn

For Immediate Release: Sunday, April 9, 2023 1:03 PM

New Orleans – Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) is currently responding to a 30-inch water main break on Audubon Street and Cohn.

Crews are on-site isolating the break to repair the line. Once the valves are closed water lines are isolated to begin the repairs, we expect water will be out on Cohn Street from S. Johnson to Adams and Audubon Street from Willow to Claiborne Ave.  

The following streets are closed and drivers should avoid the area:
- Cohn is closed from Broadway to Audubon 
- Audubon Street closed from Panola to Hickory 
- Hickory closed from Audubon to Broadway 

Residents who had lower than normal water pressure should get full water pressure back once the valves near the break are closed. SWBNO is checking water pressure levels to see if a precautionary boil water advisory is necessary.

Full water pressure will be restored after the repair is made. We encourage residents in the area to make any necessary preparations to be without water until repairs are completed. As always, we ask residents to call 504-52-WATER immediately if they see water emergencies or experience a drop in pressure, as well as those who may have experienced damage due to the water main break.

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