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Water main break closes Division Street in East Greenwich

A water main break shut down Division Street in East Greenwich. (WJAR)

Authorities are investigating a water main break in East Greenwich.

East Greenwich police told NBC 10 News that the break was discovered on Division Street Saturday night.

A representative of the Kent County Water Authority told NBC 10 News on Sunday that all customers and hydrants had been fully restored.

The representative was unable to say how many customers had been affected, but assured that the water was drinkable and had no quality issues.

"I went and checked the pipes and everything was fine," said Louis Testa, who woke up and didn't have water at his home Sunday morning. "Then I called Kent County and they told me it was a broken water main."

Neighbors say there was another water main break earlier in the weekend up the street which left some without water.

A busy weekend for crews working to repair the damage.

"It feels good because you can actually see them working and I know it's been hard," Testa said. "They've been going all day."

Traffic was rerouted through local neighborhoods as construction crews worked on an area of Division Street near Cedar Avenue.

"There's always cars on it," said Paul Pederzani. "It's one of the busiest roads I know in this town. People are going to have to go through the neighborhoods, so people will probably be kind of mad about that."

Construction crews told NBC 10 News that the road was damaged during the water main break late Saturday evening.

Police said Division Street will be closed between Howland Road and Heritage Drive until at least Tuesday.

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