NEW: Water main break snarls traffic, prompts boil-water orders in Wellington

5:15 p.m Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 Local
Crews evaluate a water main break in Wellington near the Mall at Wellington Green. (Kristina Webb/The Palm Beach Post)

A water main break near the Mall at Wellington Green caused some traffic tie-ups Monday afternoon and led to boil-water orders for two neighborhoods. 

Two lanes of westbound Forest Hill Boulevard were closed as Wellington Public Works crews worked to repair the break near the road’s intersection with Olive Drive. At one point, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies blocked the two westbound turn lanes from Olive Drive onto Forest Hill.

A village spokeswoman said boil water notices have been issued for the Wellington’s Edge and Polo Lakes communities. 

The notice will stay in effect until village crews have received satisfactory results on two consecutive days of testing. 

Wellington provides these steps to take while the boil water notice is in effect:

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