Water main break prompts traffic detour on Eau Claire's west side

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Traffic had to be rerouted at a neighborhood on the west side of Eau Claire Wednesday morning after a water main break.

It happened around 8:30 on the 1400 block of Vine Street. The City of Eau Claire says at least eight customers were without water and several others likely had low water pressure because of the break.

Public Works Director, Phil Fieber, says crews patched and fixed the break around 2 p.m. Wednesday. It was discovered around 2 a.m., but crews waited until kids left for school to start repairing it.

Fieber says it was caused by all the frost in the ground and as the temperatures get warmer, the ground shifts, causing the breaks.
He says there have been several water main breaks in Eau Claire and more could happen in the coming weeks.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (CITY OF EAU CLAIRE NEWS RELEASE) --There is a water main break on the 1400 block of Vine Street. There will be approximately 8 customers out of water while the repair is completed. Utility employees are going door to door to notify customers of the situation. Additionally, there may be some customers south of Vine Street that may experience lower pressures due to the high pressure system being interrupted in the area.

DETOUR ROUTE: West bound traffic will proceed to 11th Street to Cameron Street to Florence Street back to Vine Street. East bound traffic will proceed to Florence Street to Cameron Street to 11th Street back to Vine Street.

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