TRAFFIC ALERT: Water main break prompts traffic detour on Eau Claire's north side

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Crews are fixing a water main break on Eau Claire's north side.

Street Maintenance Manager Steven Thompson says it happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday. It's on Starr Avenue, south of Eddy Lane. The City of Eau Claire announced the detour on its Facebook page. It is detouring northbound traffic on Piedmont Road to Mars Avenue to Eddy Lane. Traffic heading south would take Eddy Lane to Mars Avenue to Piedmont Road.

Thompson was not aware of what caused it. He said a utility supervisor was at the scene early Wednesday afternoon.

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