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Water Main Break Road Closures

As the water drains from the street, city sanding and grader crews are out preparing Hennepin Avenue to reopen. For the time being, Hennepin Avenue remains closed between Washington Avenue and Main Street, including the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, and it is not expected to be open for the morning rush hour. The bridge is open for traffic between Northeast and Nicollet Island.

There are other street closures and local closures of a few streets near the site of the transmission line break.

The following streets are closed at this time, and will be reopened as quickly as possible:
• Hennepin Avenue from Washington Avenue to First Avenue

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Water Main Break Closures

Government officials said that all Hennepin County government facilities in downtown closed 4:30 p.m., and that all non-essential employees are encouraged to leave the area as soon as possible. The Hennepin County Medical Center, however, will remain open.

The Minneapolis Central Library said it closed at 4:30 p.m. Check its website for information as to when it will reopen.

The Guthrie Theater announced on its website that Thursday night’s performance of “The Servant of Two Masters” has been canceled. The theater advised anyone with tickets to call the box office at 612-377-2224 or email boxoffice@guthrietheater.org Friday afternoon to exchange tickets. The Sea Change restaurant, as well as the Guthrie building, will remained closed for the rest of Thursday.

Many restaurants in the downtown area have also closed, including Be’Wiched Deli, Black Sheep Pizza, Fogo de Chao, Haute Dish, Kindee Thai, Origami, Rosa Mexicano, Seven, and Spoonriver. Make sure to call ahead before going to grab a meal.

Saks off Fifth Avenue is reported closing, due to its restrooms having no water.

Water Main Break Bus Detours

Metro Transit said just after 4 p.m. that multiple bus routes have been detoured due to the break. The affected routes are: 4, 6U, 61, 671, 672, 667, 668, 674, 7, 11, and 141.

According the Metro Transit website, the routes are affected thus:

Route 4
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central, 4th St. SE, Hennepin Ave. E.
Southbound: Hennepin Ave. E, University, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington, Hennepin

Route 6
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. S, University
Southbound: 4th St. SE, Central, Washington, Hennepin

Route 6U
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central, University
Southbound: 4th St. SE, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington, Hennepin

Route 7
Southbound: 1st St. N., 3rd Ave. N, Washington Ave., Hennepin, 4th St.
Northbound: 4th St, Hennepin, Washington, 5th Ave. N, 2nd St. N

Route 11
Northbound: Nicollet, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central Ave., 4th St. SE, 1st Ave. NE, 2nd St. NE
Southbound: 2nd St. NE, Hennepin, University, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington

Route 61 (detour in both directions)
Central, Washington, Hennepin.

Route 141
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central, 4th St. SE, Hennepin Ave. E
Southbound: Hennepin Ave. E, University, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington, 1st Ave. NE

Routes 671, 672, 667, 668 and 674
(Temporary downtown layover at 2nd St N/5th Ave N.)
Buses will travel on Washington, 5th Ave. N and 2nd St. N to the layover. From the layover, buses will travel on 2nd St. N, 10th Ave. N, and Washington Ave.

WCCO 4 News At 5

Water Main Break Closures

Government officials said that all Hennepin County government facilities in downtown closed 4:30 p.m., and that all non-essential employees are encouraged to leave the area as soon as possible. The Hennepin County Medical Center, however, will remain open.

The Minneapolis Central Library said it closed at 4:30 p.m.  Check its website for information as to when it will reopen.

The Guthrie Theater  announced on its website that Thursday night’s performance of “The Servant of Two Masters” has been canceled. The theater advised anyone with tickets to call the box office at 612-377-2224 or email boxoffice@guthrietheater.org Friday afternoon to exchange tickets. The Sea Change restaurant, as well as the Guthrie building, will remained closed for the rest of Thursday.

Many restaurants in the downtown area have also closed, including Be’Wiched Deli, Black Sheep Pizza, Fogo de Chao, Haute Dish, Kindee Thai, Origami, Rosa Mexicano, Seven, and Spoonriver. Make sure to call ahead before going to grab a meal.

Saks off Fifth Avenue is reported closing, due to its restrooms having no water.

Water Main Break Bus Detours

Metro Transit said just after 4 p.m. that multiple bus routes have been detoured due to the break. The affected routes are: 4, 6U, 61, 671, 672, 667, 668, 674, 7, 11, and 141.

According the Metro Transit website, the routes are affected thus:

Route 4
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central, 4th St. SE, Hennepin Ave. E.
Southbound: Hennepin Ave. E, University, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington, Hennepin

Route 6
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. S, University
Southbound: 4th St. SE, Central, Washington, Hennepin

Route 6U
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central, University
Southbound: 4th St. SE, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington, Hennepin

Route 7
Southbound: 1st St. N., 3rd Ave. N, Washington Ave., Hennepin, 4th St.
Northbound: 4th St, Hennepin, Washington, 5th Ave. N, 2nd St. N

Route 11
Northbound: Nicollet, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central Ave., 4th St. SE, 1st Ave. NE, 2nd St. NE
Southbound: 2nd St. NE, Hennepin, University, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington

Route 61 (detour in both directions)
Central, Washington, Hennepin.

Route 141
Northbound: Hennepin, Washington, 3rd Ave. Bridge/Central, 4th St. SE, Hennepin Ave. E
Southbound: Hennepin Ave. E, University, Central/3rd Ave. Bridge, Washington, 1st Ave. NE

Routes 671, 672, 667, 668 and 674
(Temporary downtown layover at 2nd St N/5th Ave N.)
Buses will travel on Washington, 5th Ave. N and 2nd St. N to the layover. From the layover, buses will travel on 2nd St. N, 10th Ave. N, and Washington Ave.

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