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Water Main Break Hits Lansing's East Side

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(WLNS) - Water service is expected to be restored Friday evening after a water main break on Lansing's east side shuts-down multiple lanes and closes a major food business.

Cars crawled through water covering Cedar Street following a water main break just blocks from downtown.

Officials at the Lansing Board of Water and Light say the break happened around 11 Friday morning off of Saginaw Highway and Cedar Street.

They blame a ground shift on the break and say, because of the spring thaw, pressure underground can affect water pipes, sometimes breaking them, like today.

Officials say about 50,000 cars drive through this intersection everyday.

Lansing public service officials plan to keep at least one lane open while repairs are made.

But say it could take weeks, or even a month, for a permanent repair.

A Burger King restaurant near the intersection was forced to close because the water was turned off.

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