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Overnight water main break in Mount Adams closes business district

Dozens out of water as crews fix pipe
Posted: 5:58 AM, Jun 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-28 07:10:11-04
Here's why faucets are dry in Mount Adams today
Here's why faucets are dry in Mount Adams today
Here's why faucets are dry in Mount Adams today

CINCINNATI -- Dozens in Mount Adams are waking up Tuesday to dry faucets, and it will be that way for much of the day due to a water main break at Pavilion and St. Gregory streets.

Crews are working after a 10-inch cast iron pipe broke around 1 a.m. Tuesday, causing the concrete to buckle and water to pour through the streets. The water has stopped, but Cincinnati Water Works estimates the problem could take about eight hours to fix.

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Cincinnati Water Works representatives say the problem affects 17 branches, which is a block or two of homes and businesses. 

Before they can replace the pipe, utility workers have to access their power grid and mark gas, electric and cable lines.