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Water service restored to majority of area affected by main break

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Minneapolis officials say the water pressure has returned to normal for most of the residents and businesses affected by a water main break on Thursday afternoon.

Officials say customers whose water service has resumed may drink the water; although, if cloudy or discolored water pours from taps, residents are urged to let the water run until it clears.

About a half a dozen buildings in the immediate vicinity of the ruptured 36-inch main still do not have water; however, city crews plan to work through the evening and overnight.

Structures currently without water are located along the following roads:

  • 2nd Street North
  • 3rd Avenue North
  • Hennepin Avenue

Once the main is repaired, the city plans to test the water extensively to ensure it is safe.

Several streets remain closed as sanding and grader crews work to prepare icy streets to reopen. Hennepin Avenue is expected to remain closed between Washington Avenue and Main Street -- including the bridge -- through morning rush hour.

The following streets were closed as of 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, but crews hope to have them open as soon as possible:

  • Hennepin Avenue from Washington Avenue to Wilder Street
  • 2nd Street North from Hennepin Avenue to 1st Avenue North
  • 1st Street North from Hennepin Avenue to 1st Avenue North
  • 1st Street South from Hennepin Avenue to Marquette Avenue
  • West River Parkway from 4th Avenue North to Portland Avenue South
  • 1st Avenue North is closed at Main Street

The bridge between Northeast and Nicollet Island will be open to traffic.

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