AKRON, OH (WOIO) –
A massive water main break at West North Street and North Valley in the city of Akron.
Due to severe low pressures caused by a 36″ diameter water main break Thursday evening, the Akron Water Department issued a precautionary boil order for all Akron water customers in Fairlawn and Copley.
The break also prompted the closure of St. Vincent St. Mary on Friday, April 12. Classes will resume on Monday, April 15.
Police assisted several families who were trapped on their porches due to the rushing water. Two people had to be plucked from their cars.
Police are asking drivers to refrain from using the areas of North, Aqueduct, Valley and Gold. Those intersections remain blocked off.
Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News