12/14/2013 12:21 EST | Updated 02/13/2014 05:59 EST

Boil water order lifted for 45,000 customers in New Brunswick city

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The city of Saint John, N.B., says a boil water order affecting nearly 45,000 customers has been lifted.

The city says the order was lifted on Friday after two consecutive tests done 24 hours apart showed the water was safe to drink.

But customers between 733 Rothesay Avenue and the end of Rothesay Road are still being asked to boil their water.

The boil water order closed operating rooms, outpatient clinics and an urgent care centre at St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday after a water main break.