Water main repaired; I-694 will remain closed through weekend

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MinnPost staff Well, that’s progress. The Pioneer Press’ Mary Divine reports: “The water main that broke Sunday morning in Oakdale and forced the closure of part of Interstate 694 has been replaced and only one resident remains without water, city officials said Wednesday morning. … A lengthwise crack in the 12-inch pipe resulted in a leak of more than 1.5 million gallons of water and created a massive washout that is expected to keep I-694 between Minnesota 36 and Interstate 94 closed through the weekend. … A city spokeswoman said the city’s repairs are on track to be completed by Friday. … Shawn Nelson, utilities superintendent, said crews are still trying to determine the cause of the crack.”Minnesotans pretty OK with their taxes....

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