July 25, 2016

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Brunswick tackles breaks in water mains

Staff Writer

BRUNSWICK — Two water mains broke in the southwest side of the city in less than 24 hours over the weekend, leaving about 280 homes without water.

The first main broke around 9 p.m. Saturday on state Route 303 in front of Neura Park, a Brunswick Police dispatcher said Sunday evening.

The break had been repaired by 8 p.m. Sunday, he said. But the roadway will remain closed through today between Pearl and Substation roads, city manager Robert Zienkowski said late Sunday evening.

He said the high water pressure from the 12-inch main caused severe eroding of the roadway, making repairs necessary.

The city engineering and service departments will be out today to look at the road as well as the Ohio Department of Transportation to examine the nearby culvert, Zienkowski said.

The city’s Web site said the boil alert for neighboring streets had ended.

The second main broke on Blueberry Hill Drive around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the police dispatcher said. Zienkowski said crews were still working on the break at around 9:30 p.m.

He said the erosion was not as severe as it was on Route 303 because crews were already out.

The Cleveland water department was on the scene and the dispatcher said Brunswick police officers were out enforcing road closures.

Calls to the City of Cleveland Division of Water were greeted with a looped recording saying it was “currently experiencing a high volume of calls.”