Main break disrupts Minneapolis water service

Published On: Jan 04 2013 05:34:09 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 04 2013 05:34:00 AM CST
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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.