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Water line break causes flooding in downtown St. Paul

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A major water main ruptured in downtown St. Paul late Friday flooding nearby streets, and disrupting service to surrounding neighborhoods.
The break occurred around midnight on Wall Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, causing water pressure to drop for many customers whose water comes from the pipeline, the Star Tribune said.
Utility workers were able to get the break under control by 3 a.m., the Pioneer Press said, although the leak was not completely repaired at that point.
St. Paul's director of emergency management, Rick Larkin, said the break left "significant street damage." Larkin said that this would mean utility crews will have to dig up parts of the road in order to reach the damaged area, and repair the main, reported the Star Tribune.
At the moment, it is unclear what caused the 61-year-old main to burst.
"There's nothing that we can tell right now," said production distribution manager Jim Graupmann. "It's a pretty big break, but at this point, we don't have any one major cause."

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