A big portion of the City of Danbury is under a water emergency due to a water main break on Tamarack Avenue earlier this morning.

The break, which occurred early Tuesday morning on Tamarack Avenue and Hayestown Road, is affecting thousands of residents in the area, has closed Broadview Middle School and Henry Abbott Tech, and is affecting the water supply to Danbury Hospital.

Mayor Mark Boughton was one of the first to report the break on his Facebook page:

According to newstimes.com, it was a severe break of a 16-inch water main that's causing all the trouble. The City of Danbury Public Works Department is on the scene working on the problem, and because of the work, and the road closures, access to Danbury Hospital is limited.

Danbury Hospital is also affected by the water main break, and certain outpatient services may be rescheduled as the Hospital is operating with a limited water supply.

Residents of the area who are experiencing low water pressure are now under a "Boil Water Advisory", which means you should not drink the water unless you boil it first.

According to the City of Danbury, there's no word yet on when the break will be fixed and water will be restored.

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