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I-90 reopens after cars were submerged in flooding from water main break

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 5:42 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Emergency crews closed several lanes on I-90 near the East 55th Street interchange in the mid-day on Tuesday due to flooding from a water main break near the roadway.

As of 3 p.m., Cleveland Police said it is open again.

A photo and live video from the Ohio Department of Transportation showed at least two cars submerged in the water nearly above the vehicles’ headlights.

Crews from the Cleveland Water Department were requested to the interstate issue, which was first reported around 11 a.m., to shut off the water.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Cleveland Water said valves were operated to stop the flow of water. The flooding began to subside at that point.

According to Cleveland Water, the stretch of water main that broke was already slated for work in the upcoming year.

All through lanes on I-90 reopened at around 2 p.m.

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