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Boil-water mandate is lifted

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Advisory will continue likely into Saturday evening

By The Staff

Shelbyville Water Company officials lifted the boil-water advisory in downtown Shelbyville at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Officials said they had conducted tests on the water quality in the vicinity of 11th and Main Streets, where a water-main break on Friday had forced the advisory, and found it free of bacteria.

The break, which had affected residents and traffic flow since Friday morning, was repaired as of late Friday night and traffic lanes reopened.

But officials had asked residents in the area to continue to boil water or to use bottled water until this evening.

The break, which involved two 8-inch pipes, occurred at 11:30 a.m. Friday and limited Main Street to one lane on the south side.

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