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Minneapolis water main break: Hydrants supplying some buildings

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The water is back on Monday morning in several buildings near the massive water main break in Minneapolis, but it's only a temporary fix.

Six buildings in downtown Minneapolis didn't have any running water over the weekend. Water service was restored Sunday night, but residents and business owners were told not to drink it for 24 hours, or to at least boil their water first.

City engineers say fixing the 36-inch water main was tougher than first thought, after 14 million gallons flooded the streets on Thursday. The temporary fix involved hooking up the last several buildings to fire hydrants.

The water for laundry, toilets and bathing, but they should not drink the water until after standard tests are done Monday night. City engineers expect to have permanent repairs finished by Thursday, one week after a construction crew caused the mess.

Southbound Hennepin avenue at 1st Street remains closed.

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