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Water flows again in Dogwood, but boil advisory in effect


Water is back on for residents in the Dogwood area in North Bossier after workers hit a water line Thursday afternoon. But now they face a boil advisory.

The water main break was caused after SWEPCO was drilling holes in order to prepare for the rebuilding of the Dogwood Trail bridge for replacement, says Bossier Parish Director of Homeland Security Sammy Halphen.

The following areas are affected by the boil advisory, which will stand until state officials from the health department can test and clear it.

Dogwood South Lane, 100 block and 200 block, up to 213; Dogwood Trail from Cedar Creek, west of the convenience store and up to the bridge.

A boil advisory means that residents should boil their water for cooking or drinking.

Halphen says the water and other utility lines run very close to the bridge pilings. Work was being done to re-route them when the water line was struck by a backhoe. Crews worked quickly to make the repairs Thursday afternoon and had the main fixed by 6 p.m.

The 30-year-old bridge itself has required several repairs over time, and flooding has forced it's closure in the past, as well. It remains open for now, but it's set to be shut down for replacement with a slightly higher bridge beginning May 15.

Located off of Stockwell Road, the bridge is one of two main points of entry into the Dogwood subdivision. The only other way in is from Bellevue Road on the other side.

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