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Nation : Water Cut Off to Millions in N.J.

From Times wire services

A water main break cut off water to millions of people in northern New Jersey this morning, forcing officials to close schools and seek help from the National Guard.

The break in the 52-inch main occurred at 5 a.m. between the two main plants of Hackensack Water Co., company spokeswoman Martha Green said. Water began flowing again to most of the company’s customers about 9:30 a.m., but it was at very low pressure and residents were being urged to boil drinking water. National Guard tankers were brought to the armory in Teaneck, where water would be distributed to those who need it.


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