Main water failure affecting a large residential area in St. Paul – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – City of St. Paul officials announced Thursday morning that a water main rupture was affecting a large residential area around Furness Parkway.

According to the city, homes on Cottage Avenue at Ivy Avenue, between Furness Parkway and Ruth Street, will be without water during repairs. The city’s water utilities website says the main break occurred at 8:20 a.m. on the 1300 block of Furness Parkway.

St. Paul’s regional water officials say mainline ruptures are not unusual incidents during the winter months, and a definitive cause of the rupture is unlikely to be determined.

City officials have released a map showing the areas affected by the break.

(credit: St. Paul Regional Water Services)

Additionally, Hoyt Avenue to Cottage Avenue, between Furness Parkway and Winthrop Avenue, will experience low water pressure during repairs.

Details are limited, so check back as soon as more information becomes available.