Closures throughout Fort Lauderdale due to water main break

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Fort Lauderdale officials are warning residents of business and park closures on Friday following a damaged water main.

On Wednesday, a crew sub-contracted to work for Florida Power and Light struck a 42-inch water main near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Several parks in the area are closed until further notice, including Boulevard Gardens, Delevoe, Easterlin, Franklin and Lafayette Hart.

The Broward County Courthouse closed early but will be open for regular business on Friday.

Broward County schools and camps in the affected area will also remain closed.

Florida Atlantic University took to Twitter to announce their Fort Lauderdale campus will be open on Friday.

City offices will be open during regular business hours.

The Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale is closed until further notice.

The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, Fort Lauderdale Reading Center, Imperial Point Library, Main Library and Tyrone Bryant Library have all been closed until further notice.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center and the Governmental Center have been shut down until further notice.

The Broward Center for Performing Arts has been shut down and has moved their scheduled Thursday night show to Aventura. The Vice President of External affairs released the following statement:

“This evening’s Summer Theater Camp performances of Once Upon a Mattress scheduled for the Amaturo Theater has been moved to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Aventura. All tickets will be honored at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for the 6 and 8 p.m. performances. Visit AventuraCenter.org or call 305-466-8002 for venue information. Tickets will also be available for purchase in-person today at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. No other performances are scheduled for today. Patrons can check our website at browardcenter.org for updates, although we anticipate that the issue will be resolved before our next scheduled shows.”

Three water distribution centers, the Beach Community Center, Mills Pond Park and Riverland Park are expected to reopen on Friday at 8 a.m.

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