NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - An update on a water main break in Newburgh Heights. Both exit ramps off I-77S at Harvard exit are now open, with one lane open in each direction (one eastbound, one westbound) on Harvard Rd.
Access to Washington Park Blvd is open, but E. 49th will remain closed until further notice. Motorists should expect delays and use caution driving, as crews are still working in the area.
Water pressure has been restored and our crews are flushing hydrants to clear up the water.
The break happened Monday afternoon. Cleveland Water has shut off 90% of the water to the area and they are working on repairing the break. It's a 24 inch break on a cast iron water main that was installed in 1949.