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January 25, 2020 10:30 PM

West 35W Service Drive Utility Line Break

A utility line break occurred on January 25 near the intersection of the West 35W Service Drive and 93rd Avenue. All utility services were quickly restored to the affected area. Blaine Public Works has developed a repair solution but due to the complex nature of the break the roadway will need to remain closed until March.

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February 5, 2020 11:28 AM

A utility line break occurred on January 25 near the intersection of the West 35W Service Drive and 93rd Avenue. All utility services were quickly restored to the affected area. Blaine Public Works has developed a repair solution and has started to work with contractors. The Blaine City Council has declared a local state of emergency to expedite repairs, but due to the complex nature of the break the roadway will need to remain closed until March.

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January 27, 2020 11:53 AM

All utilities have been repaired and are operational. Southbound Naples from 101st Avenue to 99th Court, as well as West 35W Service Drive from 95th Avenue to approximately 91st Avenue remain closed as crews continue needed repairs. Motorists should continue to find alternate routes.

January 27, 2020 8:59 AM

Watermain lines have been repaired and work continues to fully restore affected utilities in the area. Southbound Naples from 101st Avenue to 99th Court is closed, as well as West 35W Service Drive from 95th Avenue to approximately 91st Avenue. Motorists should find alternate routes.

There have been reports of discolored water in the area, please follow the guidelines below:

Remove faucet aerators and filters and run your COLD water for 5 to 10 minutes. If your water still is not clear, wait 30 minutes and try again. Running water in a bathtub speeds up the cleaning process and provides a light background to help monitor the discoloration.

Cloudy: Water gets cloudy when air gets in and makes tiny bubbles. These bubbles are harmless and will disappear if you let the water sit for a few minutes.

Discolored: Sediments in the water lines get stirred up and may cause a slight water discoloration for a short time.

This water is safe to drink. The sediments that get stirred up may not be aesthetically pleasing and can cause the water to discolor and stain laundry, but they are not harmful.