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City aims to reopen Ennis Avenue today after leak shutters road


Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / The leak at Ennis Avenue and NE. Main Street closed the crossing for about four hours, but the road is expected to be clear tonight.

Ennis Daily News photo by Nick Todaro / The leak at Ennis Avenue and NE. Main Street closed the crossing for about four hours, but the road is expected to be clear tonight.

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Ennis Avenue will remain shut down at the downtown railroad crossing around Main Street as city crews work on repairing a leak that undermined the road earlier today, with reopening expected this evening.

City Manager Steve Howerton said the leak is in an older 8-inch main running north and south across the Avenue at NE. Main Street, and while it wasn’t a large leak, it was sufficient to bring about the need to shut down the roadway for repairs. The leak was repaired by mid-afternoon.

Howerton said the city closed the crossing to address the leak quickly and avoid possible complications from a predicted freeze tonight.

“With predicted 28-degree weather this evening, we didn’t want to see ice on the road,” he said.

The road was expected to reopen around nightfall or shortly thereafter.

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