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Water main break in north Minneapolis prompts boil-water advisory in affected area


December 7, 2022

Shari L. Gross, Star Tribune

Minneapolis emergency management department employee Alyssa Costello carries out a case of bottled water to a resident's vehicle at Fairview Park in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. The city of Minneapolis is handing out water bottles to residents affected by the water main freeze in north Minneapolis.

A municipal water main break Monday night in an industrial area of north Minneapolis disrupted water flow Tuesday morning and prompted the city to issue an ongoing water boil advisory to affected residents and businesses.

The "significant water main break" occurred about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 2900 block of 2nd Street N. City crews are still draining water from the cracked main and will begin repairing it soon, said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the city's public works director.

"The water main that broke yesterday is a 36-inch cast iron pipe. That main has been serving the city since 1888," Kelliher said. "That can give way after all these years in service."


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