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Boil Water Advisory for Parts of Louisville Lifted

Update 9:17 a.m. Friday: Boil Water Lifted
The boil water advisory for a large part of Louisville was lifted on Friday morning. The Louisville Water Co. adds:
Tests confirm the water quality is good and customers can use their tap water for all purposes. Please empty ice in an automatic dispenser and allow three cycles to run before using the ice. It's also a good idea to allow water to run for a few minutes from the water line on the refrigerator before drinking. Louisville Water is still working to repair the 60-inch water main. A large section of the pipe will be removed on Friday. Crews will remain on Grinstead Drive throughout the weekend.
Earlier: A break in a 60-inch main has led to a boil water advisory on Thursday for a big part of Louisville, the water company said.

The break affects  about 33,000 water company customers in Crescent Hill, the Highlands, Hikes Point and several other Louisville neighborhoods. You can find an interactive map of the affected area from City Collaborative here.

A Louisville Water Co. spokeswoman said staff would experiment on the water to ensure its quality. The water company adds:
A boil water advisory is a pre-cautionary measure when the water pressure drops. Customers in the impacted area should bring water to a running boil for three minutes before using the water for cooking/drinking. In addition, customers should empty the ice from their automatic ice dispensers and not use the ice that is produced.
The break happened early Thursday on Grinstead Avenue. Here's what it looked like once day broke: