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UPDATE: 4 Bloomington water main breaks repaired, 2 more occured since Monday

<p>Monroe County Public Library is located at 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. The library and other Bloomington locations did not have water service Monday due to the water main breaks.</p>

Monroe County Public Library is located at 303 E. Kirkwood Ave. The library and other Bloomington locations did not have water service Monday due to the water main breaks.

Four water main breaks occurred in Bloomington on Monday, closing down multiple roads and the Monroe County Public Library, according to press releases from City of Bloomington Utilities and the Monroe County Public Library.

As of Tuesday morning, all four water main breaks have been completed since they occurred. A precautionary boil water advisory is still in place for areas near Sixth and Grant streets and Allen and Lincoln streets.

Communications Manager for City of Bloomington Utilities Department Holly McLauchlin said two more main breaks occurred Tuesday at North Maple Street between 13th & 15th Street and at West Sixth Street near North Ritter Street. Roads remain open and water service is on.

Monday’s release from CBU encouraged drivers and pedestrians to adjust their speed or avoid Sixth and Grant Street downtown, Allen Street and Lincoln Street in the Bryan Park neighborhood, St. James Court and Forrester Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood and Old State Road 37 and South Fairfax Road. 

The Monroe County Public Library will remain closed until Tuesday after initially planning to reopen Monday. The library was open from September through mid-November but closed again in late November due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Indiana.

Residential and downtown areas have lost water service due to the water main breaks. A list of areas under a Boil Water Advisory can be found on the CBU website.

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