MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A boil advisory is in place for hundreds of residents and businesses in the Market Common area after city crews worked overnight to repair a broken 12-inch water main on Howard Avenue.

Several neighborhoods were without water for several hours, and the city’s public works crew did complete repairs until about 3 a.m. Thursday, city spokesman Mark Kruea said.

“Because the water system was opened during the break and repair, boil water notices will be distributed this morning until testing confirms that the water is safe for drinking and cooking,” Kruea said. “That may take a day or two.”

Until the order is lifted, customers in the affected areas should boil all water for at least one minute and let it cool before use. Bottled water should be used for drinking; making ice; washing hands, dishes and utensils; brushing teeth; and preparing food, including infant formula mixes.

Customers on the following streets are affected by the advisory:

  • Suncrest Drive
  • Silver Spring Lane
  • Birtchwood Circle
  • Windrose Way
  • Cresswind Boulevard
  • WillowCress Lane
  • MapleCress Way
  • LaurelCross Drive
  • McCord Street
  • Oxford Street
  • Cart Lane
  • Bluff Drive
  • Orchard Drive
  • Francis Court
  • Howard Parkway
  • Airpark Drive
  • Brewster Drive
  • Putnam Drive
  • Barrister Lane
  • Edgewood Drive
  • Claremont Court

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