There's a water main break impacting a section of downtown Alton. Illinois-American Water crews have been on the scene since last evening near Alby and Broadway and as a result a few roads are closed. Broadway is closed between Alby and Highway 67. Market Street is also closed in front of the Big Z studios from 3rd Street to Broadway.
A boil order has been issued at least through this evening, for the impacted area. Illinois American Water Company spokesman Karen Cotton tells The Big Z a "pressure event" has caused a total of five leaks.
Click here for Cotton's comments
My Just Desserts is closed for the day. If you have plans to visit any of the other businesses in the area, call ahead.