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      Break in water service connection in North Myrtle Beach

      Public Works crews in North Myrtle Beach have determined that what they thought initially was a water main break on Ocean Boulevard actually turned out to be a break in a service connection.

      "Once public works crews were able to reach and isolate today's break on Ocean Boulevard," city spokesman Pat Dowling said, "it was determined that a water main had not broken. Instead, a two inch service connection broke on an eight inch water line. The break may have been caused by a combination of age, repetitive stress and other factors."

      The problem occurred around 4:30 Wednesday morning near 54th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard.

      The water was turned off but it has been restored. The roads are still closed.