Near record low temperatures during the final week of January caused water main breaks in Onamia and Isle. Temperatures in the area plummeted to minus 38 degrees F on Jan. 31, according to weather.com.

Onamia: One rupture occurred two blocks north of Main Street and disrupted the water flow to at least 10 homes along a stretch of Spruce Street on Jan. 31. Another break occurred on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the intersection of Main and Cedar streets affecting six homes and the town bank. Onamia city employees and an excavation crew worked in below-zero conditions to rectify the break late in the week, and as of Monday, Feb. 4, water was restored to all those affected by the breaks.

Isle: A water main break on Jan. 29 was discovered by a growing puddle of water on Isle St. W. at the school practice field water valve (across from the Baptist church). Isle Public Works discovered the break around 7 a.m. and had it repaired by 8:30 p.m. Public works did have to shut off services to all of Isle St. W., Mille Lacs Ave, Scenic Ave, Island and Woodlawn for a short period of time to locate the source of the leak.

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