Boil water advisory lifted after Wyoming main break

Kent County
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WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A stretch of Clyde Park Avenue in Wyoming was closed for about a day and a half after a second water main break in less than three months.

The break sent water bubbling up and pooling over the road around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Rick Vuyst, the owner of nearby business Flowerland, posted video of the flooding on his Facebook page.

Crews told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday morning that the water main had been fixed and work had started on repairing Clyde Park Avenue. The road was expected to reopen in the early hours of Friday. 

Main breaks lead to a drop in pressure, which can allow bacteria to get into the water system. A precautionary boil water advisory was issued Wednesday for about 45 customers along Clyde Park between Cricklewood and 26th streets while the water was tested. Lab results came back Thursday night and the advisory was lifted.

>>App users: Photos of the flooding

Water main breaks caused flooding in the same area in July 2017 and in May of this year. In the most recent break, the road buckled, requiring extensive repairs, and a boil water advisory was put into effect for nearby residents.

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