Water main break in GR closes Fuller near Leonard

Grand Rapids
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A section of Fuller Avenue in Grand Rapids was shut down Thursday after a water main break.

The break happened in the morning on Fuller Avenue north of Leonard Street NE. City spokesman Steve Guitar blamed Michigan’s freeze-thaw cycle for the busted 12-inch line.

Guitar says the break led to a water outage for nearby businesses, but their taps should be running again by 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

The city said both directions of Fuller Avenue would be closed while crews fix the pipe, fill the hole and repave the street.

Initially, officials said the road would reopen around noon Friday, but later revised that to say it should reopen before the morning commute.

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