BLAINE, Minn. - Residents in Blaine are being asked to boil their water for the next 24 hours to make sure it is safe for consumption.

The request comes after much of the city and its 64,000 residents woke up to an unwelcome surprise Sunday morning -- no water.

City officials say water is fully restored, however, the boil order remains in place. The outage in the northern Minneapolis suburb began around 8 a.m. Sunday and lasted for approximately two hours.

Blaine Public Services Manager Robert Therres tells KARE 11 an alarm system that should have alerted the city to low water tower levels did not work properly.

Due to Sunday's water outage, there will be no school on Monday, Jan. 9, for students who attend the following schools:

  • • Jefferson Elementary - Blaine
  • • Johnsville Elementary- Blaine
  • • Madison Elementary - Blaine
  • • University Avenue Elementary - Blaine
  • • Roosevelt Middle School - Blaine
  • • Blaine High School - Blaine
  • Northpoint Elementary
  • Westwood Intermediate School
  • Westwood Middle School
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Centennial High School