OWASA crews have stopped the leak, boil water advisory lifted for most
Update Nov. 6 4:30 p.m.: The boil water advisory has been lifted for most Orange County residents with the exception of three locations in Carrboro, affecting 75 customers. Those customers have been directly notified.
Update 7:43 p.m.: OWASA crews have stopped the leak at the water line break on Jones Ferry Road.
It is currently testing water samples, and a boil water advisory is still in effect.
Update 7:30 p.m.: Chase and Lenoir Dining Hall will close today at 8:30 p.m. All other retail locations will remain closed today and tomorrow. Chase will open tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:30 p.m. Lenoir will open at 11 a.m. and close at 8:30 p.m.
Update 11:00 a.m.: The University remain in Condition 2, with classes canceled, until 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Update 1:12 p.m.: The J route for Chapel Hill Transit is being detoured on Jones Ferry Road along Main Street, Fidelity and Davie Road. The route will not serve bus stops on Jones Ferry from PTA Thrift Shop to Collins Crossing.
Update 12:00 p.m.: Town of Chapel Hill services are closed including the Chapel Hill Public Library, Parks and Recreation facilities, fields and aquatic centers, planning and development services and business management services.
Chapel Hill Transit, Police, Fire and Public Works will remain open.
Update 10:40 a.m.: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be closing early today in response to the water main break because some buildings have no water pressure.
Elementary schools will be closing at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at 12 p.m. and high schools at 1:00 p.m. All after school programs and activities are canceled.
Update 10:20 a.m.: Chase Dining Hall and Top of Lenoir are operating with a limited menu, and Beach Cafe, McColl Cafe, Alpine and Wendy's are all closed until further notice.
OWASA is still working on securing the water line. The Town is advising residents to continue limiting water use.
Update 9:47 a.m.: OWASA has issued a boil water advisory for all its customers as the water level in the tank continues to drop. Carrboro is advising OWASA customers to boil water before using it for essential purposes and to continue conserving resources.
A main water line leaving Orange Water and Sewer Authority's Jones Ferry Water Treatment Plant broke this morning and is causing major water drainage.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro are urging OWASA customers to limit water usage to essential activities until the problem is fixed. These essential activities include drinking water and hygiene activities.
Jones Ferry Road is closed between Bim Street and Barnes Street in Carrboro while crews are on site working on the problem.
The University also sent out an Alert Carolina urging students to limit water use.