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Portland Lifts Water Boiling Order
12/20/2012 10:40 AM ET  

A boil-water order that went into effect Wednesday because of a water main break meant there was no coffee at coffee shops Thursday morning. But the crisis came to an end when the order was lifted about 9:00 am Thursday after water district officials determined the water was safe.

Boil-water, order, lifted, coffee, crisis, Portland, peninsula, water main break, Somerset Street, elementary schools, closed, Portland Water District, homes, businesses, hospitalsThe water main break Wednesday on Somerset Street flooded the road with water to a depth that topped headlights of parked cars. Two elementary schools closed for the day.

The Portland Water District said it found no immediate sign of contamination in a dozen water samples taken after Wednesday's incident.

About 4,000 homes and businesses, including two hospitals, were affected by the order.


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