Water Main Break Reroutes Traffic Near Skyway Bridge

An early morning water main break forces crews to put up detour signs in Hammond, Indiana.

By Lacey McCraney
|  Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010  |  Updated 9:45 AM CDT
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A water main break forced a road closure in Hammond, Indiana Tuesday morning.

Water Department crews were working on the break since late Monday night. It affected the southbound lanes of Indianapolis Boulevard between 106th and 108th Streets.

Hammond Police say the northbound lanes of Indianpolis Boulevard are open, but are icy. Road crews are salting the roadway.

Traffic is being diverted off Indianapolis Boulevard at 106th street and is being detoured to 108th.

A Hammond police officer says the water main break is "huge". It could affect traffic heading to the Horseshoe Casino. Authorities recommend using Calumet Avenue instead.

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