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Anthony Wayne Trail reopens after water main break

Much of the intersection of Glendale Avenue and the Trail was flooded Thursday morning. That water has since cleared. Much of the intersection of Glendale Avenue and the Trail was flooded Thursday morning. That water has since cleared.
The Zinks' garage after the water main broke. (Source: Bunny Zink) The Zinks' garage after the water main broke. (Source: Bunny Zink)
Crews were still on the scene at noon Thursday working to make repairs and get the roadway back open. Crews were still on the scene at noon Thursday working to make repairs and get the roadway back open.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Anthony Wayne Trail is back open after a water main break closed a large portion of the roadway for several hours Thursday.

Police say they received a report of a water main break around 1:47 a.m. Thursday. City officials say a cast iron valve exploded, causing about 15 million gallons of water to gush out onto the roadway.

"It was roaring pretty good, and when I looked out the window, it was going down the Trail like a raging river, and it was pretty intense," said Bunny and Darold Zink.

The Zinks took the day off from work to clean the mess from their driveway and garage.

"Obviously, a lot of stuff in my garage - generators and motorcycle - all got flooded out," said the Zinks.

Around 1 p.m. Thursday, portions of the area that were closed off reopened. Northbound traffic on the Trail is restricted to one lane between Glendale Avenue and Sherwood Avenue while crews work to finish repairs. Glendale Avenue is shut down in both directions between the Trail and River Road.

Much of the intersection of Glendale and the Trail was flooded Thursday morning. That water has since cleared. While a city official says most of the leaking has been stopped, one valve is still spewing water.

"There is a repair going on at the location, and the contractor doing that repair had it opened. I don't know if that had anything to do with it. I don't know really the cause of it yet," said Donald Moline, public utilities commissioner.

City plows are spreading salt in the area to break up any ice that may have formed because of the water spilled from the main break. Toledo Police say some roads and sidewalks in the area could still be icy because of the water.

If you have damages you want the city to pay for, call the law department and make a claim. Although Moline says the city has liability protection, as long as they are doing things appropriately.

The city was busy working on other water main breaks throughout the city Thursday. 

Since Jan. 2, there have been 91 water main breaks around Toledo, not to mention 359 water meters exchanged, and 184 frozen water hydrants.

There are ways you can help the city. City officials say if you let your water run every once and a while, it will stop any blockages.

"The weather is so bad and the temperatures are so low that lots of people are having freezing services, but they also, we are going out to do it again and again, sometimes three times to get person back with water because they don't let their water run," said Moline.

Moline says they are looking forward to next week's warm-up to help with their problem. STill, he knows once the weather cools back down, they may be facing problems again.

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