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KOIN: Businesses look to recover after pipe break (VIDEO)

October 31, 2013 | KOIN.com-- On Thursday City Commissioners Nick Fish and Steve Novick visited downtown small businesses affected by the water main break on West Burnside Street in downtown Portland.

Fish, who oversees the Water Bureau, said crews have installed 36 feet of new underground piping at the intersection of Southwest 4th Avenue and West Burnside Street.

The water main ruptured around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday and caused extensive damage. Thousands of gallons of water flooded the Embassy Suites and knocked out power to the building. At one point, officials said about four feet of water filled the building’s electrical room. The Embassy Suites was forced to transfer all its guests to the nearby Hilton. The Embassy Suites reopened Wednesday afternoon.

There was no estimate on when the street repairs would be complete. An official with the Transportation Bureau told KOIN the Burnside closures would remain in effect through Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Novick, who oversees the Transportation Bureau, said the repairs have been READ FULL ARTICLE