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The boil advisory on 65 Medford addresses — including an elementary school — has been lifted, according to the Medford School District and Medford Water Commission.

The Monday break on a 6-inch water main on Corona Avenue near Grand Avenue affected addresses on Corona Avenue, Miracle Lane, Johnson Street and Gayety Lane. Originally, the Medford Water Commission reported 56 addresses had been affected, but later added nine more, including the school.

"Tests were conducted and submitted Monday night by the city (of Medford)," a news release said. "Those tests have come back clear for Wilson Elementary."

The Medford School District provided bottled water for the school, and cafeteria food was prepared at North Medford High School and transported to the school. Custodial staff also covered and taped off drinking fountains as a precaution.

"As a precaution, because the school experienced a loss of water pressure, the district is advising students and staff to not drink water from the faucets or fountains, to not use water for any food preparation and to not wash fruit or vegetables until the water can be tested and verified to be safe," a prior Medford School District news release said.



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