Water service fully restored after Minneapolis main break

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The city of Minneapolis says regular water service is back online following the rupture of a 36-inch transmission line that caused a mess in downtown a week ago.

According to a news release, tests confirmed Thursday the water is safe to drink. The six buildings affected were using a temporary water service as a backup while the repair was completed.

Photo: Crews lowered a 13-foot replacement section last weekend.

The broken pipe sent 14 million gallons of water rushing through the streets last Thursday, putting a four-block radius underwater.

The only remaining street closure is a block of 2nd Street North from Hennepin Avenue to 1st Avenue North. The city says there is still access to a parking lot and ramp on that street.

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