Clyde Park Ave. in Wyoming closed after water main break

Kent County
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WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A broken water main in Wyoming spewed water onto the road and into surrounding parking lots.

The break happened around 3 p.m. Thursday along Clyde Park Avenue near 28th Street.

Witnesses described a gushing geyser of water. The owner of nearby business Flowerland, Rick Vuyst, said the back of his building and parking lot were flooded. He said he rushed customers out of the store to move their cars from the lot.

Crews told 24 Hour News 8 they had to suction away the excess water before they could dig down to the main to find out what cause the break and fix it.

Additionally, the road buckled with the break, so extensive repairs will be needed there.

Clyde Park remained shut down for repairs well past nightfall. Nearby 28th Street was narrowed to one lane.

With the water main shut down, residents along the north side of 28th from Jenkins Avenue to Clyde Park, everyone who lives along Tennyson Drive, and those along Clyde Park between Tennyson and Colrain Street are without water service.

Additionally, city workers went door to door Thursday evening to tell nearby residents they are under a boil water advisory.

Vuyst, the Flowerland owner, said he can remember the same main breaking at least twice before. One of those times was in July 2017.

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