Water leak closes Bridgeport road

— An underground water leak has damaged part of state Highway 173, prompting its closure until at least early next week.

Also known as Maple Street, the highway was closed at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

City officials plan to meet at 10 a.m. Friday morning with state Department of Transportation officials and Rains Contracting of Malott to review what work needs to be done, Public Works Superintendent Stuart Dezellem said.

“We had a water service line fail,” he said, noting that there’s a 14- or 15-inch depression in the roadway.

A detour is available around Conklin Hill and Columbia Avenue.

“We’ll get the road repaired as soon as possible,” Dezellem said.

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