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Water Pressure Returns After Minneapolis Water Main Break

Posted at: 01/03/2013 5:03 PM
Updated at: 01/03/2013 9:48 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis officials say water pressure is back to normal for most residents and businesses after a break in a 3-foot water main flooded downtown streets.

Officials say the water is safe to drink. About a half-dozen buildings near Thursday's break are still without water service. Crews will work through the night to repair the ruptured transmission line.

Around 2:30 p.m., private contractors working on a development project struck and ruptured a line that delivers water to a large part of Minneapolis.

City crews isolated the broken water main, so water pressure has returned to normal. About 14 million gallons of water flowed out of the system.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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