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Boil advisory in effect for south St. Joseph, southern Buchanan Co.

Areas south of I-229 to Dearborn are affected

Posted: Jul 30, 2021 5:37 PM
Updated: Jul 30, 2021 7:27 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) -- Missouri American Water has issued a boil advisory for a large portion of south St. Joseph and areas southward toward the Buchanan County and Platte County line.

According to a map on the water company's website, the area affected is generally south of Interstate 229 from the Stockyards Expressway to I-29 along with areas south and east of there that includes Agency, Faucett and Dearborn.

The advisory urges customers to bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it to drink or to cook. They say the water can be used safely for bathing, washing and other common uses.

The notice said that they are in the process of making repairs to a broken water main.

To view the area affected by the boil advisory, click here.

Because both Triumph Foods and Daily's Premium Meats are located within the advisory zone, company officials say both plants say operations will be affected. Officials at Daily's said that they will not be running their A and B shifts on Saturday. Triumph Foods management say normal hours will resume there on Monday.

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Warm and breezy conditions continued today with highs making a run for the 90s. Winds will be a bit breezy at times with gusts up to 20 mph. Slightly cooler weather will start to push into the area on Wednesday with highs in the mid 80s. Most of the day will be dry, but a few isolated showers will be possible Wednesday afternoon into the evening. Rain chances will start to ramp up on Thursday with highs in the upper 70s. Scattered rain chances will continue on Friday through the weekend as highs remain in the 70s.
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