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Bay Village seniors went without water, heat after water main break

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 23:11:07-05

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Crews jumped into action after an eight inch water main break flooded Knickerbocker Street in Bay Village.

"It was 6 o'clock in the morning when revolving lights and police cars and everything," said resident Christine Morgan. "And then all of a sudden you could see the water flowing on the street."

Morgan lives at the Knickerbocker Apartments. It's a building for senior residents and all 145 of them have been coping without water all day long. They even had to go without heat for an hour in below zero temperatures

"Then they turned the heat back on so I'm thinking good, well now we have no water," said Morgan.

Some folks gathered in the lunchroom to watch the crews work.

"Sit and wait, that's all we can do. Sit and wait for the water," said another resident Beth Merrell.

These folks aren't the only ones with bad luck. Water poured into the street on West 14th Street and Clark Avenue in Cleveland late Wednesday night. Soon after, the road turned into a sheet of ice. Crews were also busy in Garfield Heights on Tuesday on McCracken Road with yet another water main break.

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