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High and dry: Nybyen and Haugen without water much of Sunday due to damaged pipe


A leak in a water main at Vei 217 left hundreds of Longyearbyen residents without water from about midday Sunday. Officials said the leak is expected to be repaired by about 8 p.m. (Update: water service was restored shortly before 8 p.m.)

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 26, 2015


Norovirus infects about 20 after holiday; cause unknown
About 20 people were treated for norovirus infections during the days immediately after this year’s Syttende Mai celebration, according to Longyearbyen health officials who said the origin of the outbreak is unknown.