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Large water main break causing traffic issues in Willimantic

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WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

Willimantic police are asking drivers to avoid a stretch of High Street near Memorial Drive because of a water main break in the area.

Police said the break occurred sometime Saturday morning and resulted in a sinkhole developing in the area.  The roadway will need to be closed off to traffic while repairs are made.

The scene is located just blocks from Eastern Connecticut State University campus and so police are asking anyone who may be heading to the campus to seek an alternate route at this time.

The Windham Water Department is en route to the scene, police said.  They expect repairs to take several hours.

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