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Water main break on Harvard Avenue causing flooding issues

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Jan 31, 2022

CLEVELAND — A water main break is causing issues on Harvard Avenue and on nearby East 116th Street in Cleveland Monday.

A water main break was reported in the 11800 block of Harvard Avenue, where Cleveland Water has barrels in the area.

The water turned into ice, covering a minivan in a cube of ice.

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A water main break in the 11800 block of Harvard Avenue.

According to a News 5 photojournalist at the scene, the water is flowing south on East 116th Street and then flooding the low area before the railroad tracks.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Water said crews are working to repair an 8 inch water main break.

There is a school nearby that would be affected by a water shutoff, so crews are coordinating with school officials.

In the map below, the water main break is represented as the star and the flooded area is indicated by the circle.

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The Cleveland Division of Police has the southbound lanes of East 116th Street at Harvard Avenue.

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