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Water main break forces closure of Tamarind Avenue near Kravis Center

Incident causing traffic delays at intersection of Tamarind Ave. and Okeechobee Blvd.
Posted at 2:05 PM, Mar 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-15 16:15:15-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A stretch of roadway in downtown West Palm Beach is closed because of a massive water main break.

All northbound lanes of Tamarind Avenue are closed from Okeechobee Boulevard to Hibiscus Street, West Palm Beach police said Friday.

water main break near Kravis Center at Tamarind Avenue and Okeechobee Boulevard, March 15, 2024
A water main break floods the intersection of Tamarind Avenue and Okeechobee Boulevard in downtown West Palm Beach.

Police said water is flooding the roadway and the parking garage of the nearby Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

A city representative told WPTV that a large pipe burst and needs to be repaired. As a result, that stretch of Tamarind will most likely be closed through next week.

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The traffic issue will also affect Kravis Center visitors planning to attend the weekend's performances of "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical."

Kravis Center spokeswoman Charlotte Vermaak said garage elevators will be out of service, so anyone with mobility issues should plan to park on the third floor or use the drop-off area at the entrance.

This is a breaking news article and will be updated.