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Portland Water Bureau crews have isolated the broken water pipe that caused traffic and discolored water impacts to the downtown core today. They are conducting repairs at the main break site on Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Madison Street. Southwest 1st Avenue between Southwest Jefferson and Southwest Salmon streets will continue to be closed until the water main is repaired and the street is temporarily restored.
Most impacted streets are now open:
Many downtown businesses, including hotels and restaurants, are experiencing discolored water due to sediment stirred up by the water main break. Water Bureau crews will be flushing through the evening to clear pipes. The water is safe to drink, but may cause clogging of filters in washing and dishwashing machines. Until water runs clear: