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Mpls. Fully Restores Water Service After Break

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(credit: City of Minneapolis)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say Minneapolis has fully restored water service after a 3-foot water main was ruptured in downtown last week.

Tests confirmed Thursday that the water is safe to drink. A backup system that crews put in place to provide temporary water service to six buildings near the break is no longer in use.

Crews finished repairs to the water main on Monday.

About 14 million gallons of water flowed out of the system after a break in the line at a construction site on Jan. 3. Only one street still remains closed — a block of Second Street North, from Hennepin Avenue to First Avenue North.

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