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Crews still working to fix “major water main break” in north Mpls, boil water advisory issued

MINNEAPOLIS – Crews in Minneapolis were still working Tuesday morning to repair a “major water main break” that occurred Monday night.

City officials say the break happened in the area of Second Street North between 26th and Lowry avenues.



Officials said at 11:30 p.m. that “water pressure will stabilize over the next several hours,” and that residents “within a ⅓-mile radius of 29th Avenue N and 2nd Street N” are still having water disruptions, and they shouldn’t consider their water safe for drinking and cooking. 

On Tuesday, officials said there’s a boil water advisory in place for those impacted in north Minneapolis. It’ll be in place until it’s determined to be safe. The impacted area is on Third Street North from Lowry Avenue to 26th Avenue and Fourth Street North from 29th to 26th avenues. 

Officials say they are working on distributing bottled water to impacted residents. 

Minneapolis officials say some residents may experience discolored water.

“This occurs when mineral deposits in iron pipes are disturbed. While it may have an unpleasant appearance, the water is safe to drink, cook, wash with and use,” a tweet from the city said. 

Drivers and pedestrians are being asked to stay clear of the area as crews make repairs.