Chelsea residents under boil water advisory after overnight water main break
Update: Chelsea city officials said at 9:20 a.m. that Chelsea is still under a water alert that requires all drinking and cooking water to be boiled prior to use. The alert will be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours and has the potential to extend beyond that point.
Chelsea residents are waking up this morning to discover they lost water pressure overnight.
Chelsea Police Sgt. Mark Pulford said water problems are occurring throughout the city due to a water main break. Officials said the break occurred after midnight in the area of Freer and Trinkle roads.
When the main break occurred, the loss of water pressure alerted the water department to the issue, and crews have been working all night to fix it, officials said. They've isolated the break, and water pressure is returning to some areas as of 5:30 a.m., dispatchers said.
But Chelsea residents who have water are advised to boil it for several minutes before using it, police said. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.
It's unclear what caused the water main break, officials said.
Dispatchers say residents who woke to discover their water isn't working have been calling police to report the problem. Police expect to issue another advisory when the water pressure is restored, and the boil water advisory is lifted.