MIAMI (WSVN) - Crews are currently on the scene of a water main break in downtown Miami.

City of Miami Fire Rescue crews said the call came in of a water main break at 201 South Biscayne Boulevard before 7:30 a.m., Wednesday.

7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where the murky water could be seen covering Biscayne Boulevard. The break in the pavement could also be seen from aerial views.

7News cameras rolled as crews rip the pavement open and dig into it the fix the pipe the city was planning to replace, leaving many residents without water and their patience.

Michelange Beret said the water main break has been giving him a bad feeling.

“You don’t know the difference between sewer water, real water,” he said. “You can’t shower, there’s no water.”

Beret’s building is one of four without water.

Biscayne Boulevard was shut down from the Brickell Avenue bridge northbound to Second Street, and commuters were forced to walk around.

The water forced the Bayfront Park Metromover Station to close for hours.

The bad break resulted in Miami-Dade County asking anyone inside Met 1, Muze, Citi Group Center and South East Financial to boil their water.

Boiling water is another troubling task Beret is now adding to an already hectic and messy day.

“Then you get that alert, and it kind of throws off everything. My wife calls me and tells me there’s no water, so it kind of shakes you up to know that situation is actually a challenge,” Beret said.

Biscayne Boulevard was closed as crews replaced the pipe, a project that went on through the early morning hours of Thursday.

The boil water alert will remain in effect for two consecutive days once the county gets results showing the water is safe to drink.

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer announced in a tweet that they have awarded an emergency road repair contract that requires the roads to be completed and reopened by Saturday morning.

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