According to ABC5 on June 26th:

The road is back open and water has been restored after a messy and dangerous situation was created on E. 71st Street. A water main break opened up a sinkhole that trapped an RTA bus. We went digging to find out how our aging infrastructure is holding up.

Commissioner of Cleveland Water Alex Margevicius told us that for the next 10 years, the department will spend about $25 million per year focusing on water mains. He said it costs roughly $1 million to replace one mile of water mains and there are about 5,200 miles of pipes in the system.

People we talked to said the 1,700 to 1,800 water main breaks our system gets every year are too much.

Cleveland Councilman Tony Brancatelli, who represents that area of the east side, said there are pipes under E. 71st that date back to the 1800s.

Margevicius went on to say that just yesterday the Division of Water approved some water main replacements on E. 71st Street. Then this morning, a break created a lot of headaches.

The Division of Water told us the street repair on E. 71st will be completed on Monday. Meanwhile, the RTA bus that normally picks people up in the 3700 block will not be driving down E. 71st until everything is repaired.