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Large water main break closes Pearl Road in Parma Heights from York to Ackley roads

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Posted at 6:35 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 17:10:08-04

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — Pearl Road in Parma Heights was turned into a river after a large water main break caused significant flooding and damage to the roadway Thursday morning.

AirTracker 5 was over the water main break. Watch it in the media player below:

The Cleveland Water Department responded to the scene.

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A water main break has closed a portion Pearl Road in Parma Heights.

Parma Heights police closed Pearl Road from York Road to Ackley Road. The road has reopened from York to Olde York Road but remains completely closed from Olde York Road to Ackley Road. Crews are working to reopen one lane of the road in each direction, Parma Heights police said.

The water department is still working on repairs and said water service would be restored soon to customers who were impacted by the break. No boil alert has been issued at this time.

At this time, the cause of the break is unknown at this time.