Friday, January 30, 2009


PORTLAND, Ore. - A large water main ruptured in northwest Portland on Thursday, forcing the closure of a portion of Northwest Hoyt Street.

The water main broke under Northwest Hoyt Street between Northwest 3rd and 4th Avenues, spilling a significant amount of water onto the roadway.

Portland Water Bureau crews quickly shut the main down and closed the immediate area due to the amount of standing water.

Two buildings are without water service - a TriMet Operator Building and a vacant USPS building.

The cause of the rupture has not yet been determined.

For further updates, check the Portland Water Bureau's Water Blog.

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