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UPDATE: The precautionary boil order advisory has been lifted for the St. Louis Hills neighborhood affected by Monday’s water main break.

Water test results show no signs of bacteria in the lines.  Water is safe to drink.

There are 21 homes along Jamieson Avenue that remain without water.  It is expected to be restored by 8 p.m., but those residents should continue to boil their water as a precaution until more testing can be completed on Wednesday.

Water Division crews will hang placards on the doors of the 21 homes where people should continue to follow the precautionary boil water advisory until further notice.

Jamieson Avenue at Westway (where the break occurred) will be under construction through Friday while crews work to make all repairs.

SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A major water main break in south St. Louis is forcing schools to close and has resulted in a boil order for some residents.  Crews have been working on the problem all night.

The break happened at Jamieson and Westway Road around 6:30 p.m. Monday. A 12-inch main broke leading to a boil order for a section of south St. Louis including St. Louis Hills and the Lindenwood Park neighborhood.

If you live south of Arsenal, west of Hampton, north of Eichelberger and east of River Des Peres, you are asked to boil your water for three minutes before using it for drinking.

The boil order is a precaution and no contamination has been found. Water sample tests should be back by Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor Slay’s spokesperson says they will update the boil order when those results get back, but a city water department worker says the order could last until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Several schools are closed because of the water main break. Among them, all three Word of Life Lutheran School campuses, St. Gabriel and Gateway Science Academy.