* Updated at 9:29 a.m.
For the second time in less than three weeks, Brazil water customers will be under a boil advisory.
Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw confirmed to The Brazil Times a four-inch water main, located near the intersection of Union Street and State Road 340, broke at approximately 2:15 a.m., Thursday morning.
Bradshaw also said the Brazil City Water Department has temporarily shut off water services in order to make repairs to a section of the line. When workers were able to get to the line, they found gas lines and lines for other utilities. For safety precautions, the Water Department is waiting for clearance from these utilities before working on the water line.
"It looks like they may be in for a long day," she said.
Services may be restored by 8 p.m., but all customers of the Brazil Water Utility will be under a boil water advisory until further notice. Areas affected include Brazil, Carbon, Center Point, Harmony and Knightsville.
"The sad thing is that it occurred on Christmas," Bradshaw said. "Luckily the stores aren't open, but I have been making calls trying to get the word out."
The Brazil Times will update this story as more information becomes available.