MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A boil advisory issued Thursday morning after city crews repaired a broken water main in the Market Common area has been lifted, according to the city of Myrtle Beach.

City spokesman Mark Kruea told News13 about the notice of the boil water advisory coming hours after the water was apparently fixed.

“In a perfect world, we would have let people know sooner when we knew there was a water main break of that size,” Kruea said. “[But] the boil water notices are a precaution. There is a chance of contamination, not a guarantee. It’s been addressed with the water staff.”

Several neighborhoods and hundreds of customers were without water for several hours Wednesday night and Thursday morning while crews fixed the broken 12-inch main on Howard Avenue.

The city has not what might have caused the waterline to burst.

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