Mpls. to restore water to final 6 buildings

Federal Reserve building
The Federal Reserve building, at 90 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, is surrounded by flooded streets on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2013, after a water main broke nearby.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis officials expect to restore water service to the remaining building affected by last week's water main break by Sunday night.

Repairs are ongoing, but backup service using temporary lines will serve the six buildings that have been without water since Thursday's break. The city says the water will be available for household tasks, but it will take about 24 hours to test it to ensure it's drinkable, so anyone who wants to drink the water in those buildings is advised to boil it first.

The buildings are on Second Avenue North, between Third Street North and Hennepin Avenue.

The city has reopened most streets affected by the break, which spilled 14 million gallons, except for two blocks of southbound Hennepin Avenue and a block of Second Street North.

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