Updated: 11/18/2013 5:55 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
All eight water main breaks that happened Saturday night in the city of Woodbury have been repaired, city officials say.
The water main breaks, which were reported around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, left many residents without water service and damaged some businesses and homes. City crews were called out and began making repairs. As of Monday afternoon, service has been fully restored.
The biggest impact happened at an apartment complex on the 300 block of Lake View Drive where 33 people were forced out of their homes around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Crews will start paving of the street Tuesday, Nov. 19. City officials say, westbound Lake Road will be closed through the Tuesday morning rush hour. Westbound traffic on Lake Road will be detoured away from the area via Woodlane Drive. City officials are encouraging drivers to stay away from the area until repairs are complete. Surrounding streets will be open to local traffic only.
City officials will continue to investigate leaks at additional locations. If you see water bubbling up on the streets or identify soft spots in your front yard, call Public Works at 651-714-3720.
According to the initial investigation, controls that manage the city's water system malfunctioned, which increased water pressure in the system. The water pressure apparently caused a number of water mains to break.
The city says the service disruption did not affect the city's water quality and it remains safe.
Owners of property that was damaged can file a claim with the city’s insurance company by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the damage. Calls will also be accepted at 651-714-3502.