April 19, 2014

Medina
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Nearly 24 hours needed to fix water-main break in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — A water-main break closed a portion of Center Road between Substation and Pearl roads late Wednesday and most of Thursday.

Workers from the Cleveland Division of Water repair a water line Thursday morning in the 4500 block of Center Road in Brunswick. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Crews from the Cleveland Division of Water worked for nearly 24 hours to repair the break, which was reported just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, said John Goersmeyer, spokesman for the water division.

“We tend to get an increase in water breaks this time of year due to the freezing and thaw process, and simply weather,” Goersmeyer said.

In order to fix the problem, workers had to dig an approximately 6-foot hole under Center Road to replace part of a 10-inch “residential-feed” water pipe, Goersmeyer said.

No boil alert was issued for the approximately 15 to 20 homes affected by the break, he said.

The break was repaired by midafternoon Thursday and the road reopened to traffic around 4 p.m., Goersmeyer said.