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Crews Responding to West 14th and Clark Water Main Break

01/31/2019

UPDATE Jan 31 8:00 a.m.

Cleveland Water crews are making repairs to a water main break at W. 14th Street and Clark Avenue. The 30 inch transmission main broke Wednesday night. There is no boil advisory in effect.

Cleveland Water has closed the necessary valves to stop the leak. As of 3:45am, pressure was restored to normal levels for all impacted customers. Cleveland Water crews have begun the process of making repairs to the water main.

All freeways in the area are open. W. 14th Street is open to traffic. Clark Avenue is closed in both directions between W. 14th and W. 11th until further notice.            

 

UPDATE Jan. 31 4:00 a.m.

Cleveland Water crews continue to work to control a water main break at West 14th Street and Clark Avenue. The 30-inch transmission main broke Wednesday night. There is no boil advisory in effect.

Due to the size of the main, controlling the leak requires shutting multiple valves. Closing three large valves dramatically reduced the leak and pressure is beginning to increase. Additional smaller valves will need to be closed in order to fully stop the leak and complete repairs to the water main.

The City of Cleveland Division of Streets is working in the area to assist in removing heavy ice.

Jan. 31 1:00 a.m.

Cleveland Water crews are working to control a large water main break near the intersection of W. 14th Street and Clark Avenue. There is no boil advisory in effect at this time.

Due to the size and location of the break, it is impacting multiple properties. MetroHealth Hospital is experiencing poor pressure which maybe causing a loss of water in certain parts of the facility. Other properties in the area are likely experiencing poor pressure as well. Additionally, several properties are experiencing flooding issues.

Multiple highways and roads are also impacted. W.14th Street and Clark Avenue is currently closed. I-90 eastbound at I-490 and the I-490 eastbound ramp from I-71 northbound are currently closed as well.

Cleveland Water crews are continuing to operate valves in the area to isolate and control the leak. As these valves are closed, pressure should begin to increase in the impacted area.

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