Water main break at Cedar Fairmount snarls traffic
A water main break caused Fairmount Boulevard to be closed at Cedar Road.
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A water main break at the intersection of Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard caused rush hour traffic jams on Cedar Hill on July 12 when the eastbound lanes of Fairmount had to be closed.
“The break occurred at 2 a.m.,” said Dennis Zentarski, commissioner for utilities, water and sewers for the City of Cleveland Heights, “and it was a big one. It required emergency response because of the large quantity of water.”
The break was located and repaired by 2 p.m. One traffic lane remained closed, however, awaiting repair of the road bed.
A water line broke at Cedar Road and Grandview Avenue on July 8.
“These things happen,” said Zentarski. “When they decide to go, they go.” Zentarski added that about 55 water line breaks happen each year in Cleveland Heights.
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.