Emergency Road Closure – 700 Block of Ocean Blvd, SSI

Attention – Road Closure

The BGJWSC is presently performing an emergency repair to the sewer service connection at 710 Ocean Blvd on St. Simons Island. The eastbound lane of Ocean between Demere Rd and Ninth St will be unavailable until 5:00 PM today and traffic control will be in effect at the corner of Demere Rd and Ocean Blvd. Please make an effort to divert your route from this area if possible.

For Your Information – What is a Water Main Break?

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Yesterday morning, some customers in the area near the Brunswick Campus of the Southeast Georgia Health System were affected by a water main break that occurred on the corner of Shrine Rd and Wildwood Dr. Service was available to the main hospital building itself, as our system does have loops and redundancies in place, but some buildings on Shrine Rd had low pressure or no water available until 4:00 p.m. Staff members from our Water Distribution Division were successful in repairing the break and will have more work involved in patching the road where excavation took place.

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