Forrer Blvd reopens following large water main break in Kettering

Forrer Boulevard in Kettering has reopened Jan. 27, 2022 after a water main break caused a portion of the road to shut down the night before. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

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Forrer Boulevard in Kettering has reopened Jan. 27, 2022 after a water main break caused a portion of the road to shut down the night before. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

Forrer Boulevard has reopened after a large water main break Wednesday night in front of a U.S. Post Office branch in Kettering caused water to spill out onto the road.

The break was originally reported at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday near the post office at 1490 Forrer Blvd., according to the Kettering Police Department.

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Repairs have been made, according to Montgomery County Environmental Services Public Information Officer Megan O’Leary. There is no boil advisory in place.

“If any residents experienced low water pressure this morning, it should be back to normal now,” she said.

Forrer Boulevard was closed to through traffic between South Smithville Road and Whitlock Place. People living in the area were still able to drive out of the closed section.

Montgomery County Water Services said that the break was larger than anticipated, and the repair had taken longer than the original estimate.

Crews were initially unable to put down salt because water was still flowing from the break, O’Leary said.

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