Toledo mayor keeps water advisory in place for now

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Toledo's mayor says the latest tests suggest the city's tap water is probably safe, but he's keeping in place an advisory against drinking or using it.

Mayor D. Michael Collins said at a 3 a.m. news conference Monday that it was his decision to keep the advisory in place at least into the morning hours, even though latest test results suggest the algae-induced toxin has probably dissipated to safe levels by now.

Collins says two tests have come back "too close for comfort." He plans another update at 9 a.m. Monday.

The water ban in northwest Ohio entered its third day Monday, leaving more than 400,000 residents to continue scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

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