Boil advisory canceled in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans city officials say a boil-water advisory that covered most of the city has been canceled.
The advisory had been issued Friday for all parts of New Orleans on the East Bank of the Mississippi River.
Officials said the advisory had been issued out of "an abundance of caution" after power surges at a water plant led to a brief drop in pressure - raising the possibility of contamination.
But by Saturday afternoon, testing indicated the water was safe. The Sewerage and Water Board lifted the boil-water advisory around 5 p.m.
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