Water main break closes portion of street on city’s northeast side

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Update: Citizens Energy Group issued this statement about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday:

The water main break that occurred early this morning and resulted in the closing of E. 71st Street between Graham Road and Binford Boulevard has been repaired and water service has been restored.

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Drivers are urged to avoid the area of a water main break on the city’s northeast side.

The break occurred around 8 a.m., causing a portion of East 71st Street between Graham Road and Binford Boulevard to be closed in both directions.

The break interrupted water service for a dozen businesses in the area.

Repairs are expected to last several hours.

The reason for the main break is yet to be known.

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