By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — We all know how the old saying goes when you travel: “Don’t drink the water.”

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Well in Sochi, Russia, you had better not TOUCH the water, either.

When Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy St. Clair, who is covering the Winter Olympics for the newspaper, arrived at her hotel, she was informed that there was a problem with the water and it had been shut off.

Then hotel staff delivered an ominous warning: “Do not use on your face because it contains something very dangerous.”

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St. Clair’s tweet about the situation has gone viral.

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Water was eventually restored, but it came out of the tap in a less than appealing color. (See above.)

“On the bright side, I now know what very dangerous face water looks like,” St. Clair tweeted.

“Also on the bright side: I just washed my face with Evian, like I’m a Kardashian or something.”

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John Dodge, CBS Chicago