Water main break causes road closures in Bloomer

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BLOOMER, Wis. (WEAU) -- A water main break in Bloomer has forced road closures.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the incident happened at about 4:50 a.m. Thursday. Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 40 are closed at the intersection of Main Street. Southbound traffic will exit on 15th Avenue and head west toward Oak Street. Drivers will then travel south on Oak Street before rejoining Highway 40. Northbound traffic will reverse these directions.

Chippewa County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene and detours have been set in place.

Crews expect the cleanup to take over two hours. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.

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