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A broken water main in Vine Grove caused the city to be placed on a boil water advisory Monday.
The water main broke at the corner of Oak Street and Ky. 144, likely because of the age of the line, City Clerk Jackie Johnson said.
That break at about 4 p.m. caused water loss officials expected to last three hours. The water loss from the broken main and other lines that had to be shut off while fixing it affected much of the city, Johnson said.
A mass call was sent to residents to inform them of the advisory to boil water used in human consumption once water service was restored, she said.
Issuing a boil water advisory is a standard precautionary measure after a line break. It lasts typically about 24 hours, until a water sample can be tested by the state to be sure it is safe for human consumption, she said.
Officials plan to issue a mass call to let residents know when the advisory is lifted.