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Water main break on Newport Road reported, EMWD expects to repair it overnight


Last updated 2/20/2019 at 7:08pm

MENIFEE - The City of Menifee reported Wednesday, Feb. 20 on social media that Newport Road, between Menifee and Antelope roads, was experiencing a water main break that was affecting traffic as well as water to homes in the vicinity.

"This afternoon (Eastern Municipal Water District) experienced a leak on our mainline in Newport Road," said Amanda Fine, Public Affairs Officer for Eastern Municipal Water District in a statement. "Once on scene, our crews were able to locate exactly where the pipe was leaking and are currently working to make repairs. We expect to complete the repairs tonight."

City officials are recommending drivers avoid the area for the time being.

See the attached map for detour routes.


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