July 4, 2015

Partly sunny

Water main break blocks I-71 ramp

BRUNSWICK — A water main break on Center Road (state Route 303) near South Carpenter Road partially blocked the southbound exit ramp of Interstate 71 Tuesday afternoon.

Motorists were forced to turn east on Center Road because the westbound lanes were closed due to high water.

Motorists were asked to detour by exiting the interstate to the north at state Route 82 in Strongsville or to the south at state Route 3.

All lanes were open by evening.

City officials said the water main was broken by a contractor — possibly for a utility company — doing work underneath Center Road.