Boil Water Order in Ellsworth 

There is a boil order in effect for sections of Ellsworth because of a water main break. The break is also responsible for closing several streets and the early dismissal of local schools. It happened just before 8 Thursday morning, near city hall. The streets that were closed Thursday included, State, Franklin, Main, Water, and Pine. Schools in Ellsworth were dismissed at 10 a.m.We’re told the cleanup will take most of the day.Areas Under Boil OrderBayviewBirch From Oak Street EastCarlisleCentralChurchDavisFairgroundFifthFletcherFoxJudeLincolnMacDonaldMaddocksMain from Beals EastMain from School to WaterMcKenzieNorthParcherPark from Oak Street EastPond from State to 5thSchoolShore State to Middle School EntranceSpencerState from Main to OakSterlingThirdUnionWoodThe Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross has some tips for people during the boil order.1.Water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil for at least three minutes prior to use in all food preparations, drinking, diluting juices or formulas and brushing teeth.2.Dispose of ice cubes and do not use automatic ice maker.  Remake ice with water that has been boiled.3.Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces with clean tap water mixed with one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon of water.