Water main break in Cocoa Beach may reduce pressure in homes, slow traffic

Break brings A1A down to 1 lane as crews work on repairs

A sign welcoming visitors to Cocoa Beach. (Tim Shortt, Florida Today)

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A large chunk of State Road A1A in Cocoa Beach was shut down Wednesday night due to a water main break, which city officials said may affect water pressure to people’s homes.

A 24-inch water main near Church of Our Savior along A1A was hit by a contractor working in that area, according to the city.

Cocoa Utilities crews were notified and are working to address the main break. In order to assess the damage, the city said, pressure to the main will need to be lowered.

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Residents in areas of Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach may experience reduced low-to-no water pressure as crews assess the damage in order to repair the water main.

The city of Cocoa Beach it is diverting all A1A southbound traffic onto Shepard Drive near the Cocoa Beach Pier and sending it to Banana River Boulevard.

Meanwhile northbound traffic is down to one lane starting at Volusia Lane, which is north of the Cocoa Beach Causeway.

The city is asking drivers to avoid the area. No word yet on how long that stretch of A1A will be down. Check back here for updates.


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