LAKEWOOD RANCH - Water gushed from a broken water main today as workers blocked off Town Center Parkway at University Avenue.
The break interfered with water service to nearby Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, but the120-bed hospital quickly switched over to another source, said Jennifer Anderson Bryan, marketing coordinator for the hospital.
She said the hospital was under a “boil water” order, just as a precaution.
Hospital patients and employees had been told not to drink water from drinking fountains or eat ice made at the hospital, she added.
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At noon, officials were still trying to determine what caused the main break, according to Nick Azzara, a spokesman for the county.