Water main rupture in St. Paul

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A rupture in a 20-inch water main in St. Paul occurred around midnight on Wall Street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, reported multiple news sources.

Rushing water ran down Wall and Broadway streets toward Kellogg Boulevard for two hours, until the rupture was isolated at 2:45 p.m., reported Pioneer Press.

The cause is still unknown. The pipe dates back to 1952, which is not unusual for pipes in the area, reported the Star Tribune.

Areas surrounding the pipe experienced weakening in water pressure, and officials warn not to drink the water before an analysis is made to determine if the water is safe, reported the Star Tribune.

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