1 lane open on E. 55th after water main break

Posted at 10:20 PM, Jan 07, 2016

Parts of East 55th Street and Central Avenue are temporarily closed due to a water main break. 

The 10-inch water main break has closed 1 lane on East 55th Street from Hawthorne Avenue to Quincy Avenue. Central Avenue was previously closed but it is now back open. 

The Cleveland Water Department said it's working on the repair. While the intersection is closed the water will be drained and the road will be assessed for driving safety. 

Detours for the area are the following:

  • Motorists driving southbound on East 55 Street
    • DETOUR: East 55th to Cedar Avenue, then from Cedar to East 40th Street, then from East 40th to Quincy to East 55th. 
  • Motorists driving northbound on East 55 Street
    • DETOUR: Quincy to East 40th to Cedar then back to East 55th.

Police said this water main break and the one still being worked on at East 40th Street are not related.