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Avon Lake reports water emergency resolved


Update (11:30 a.m.):

The three Cleveland Clinic facilities in Avon and Avon Lake are back to business as usual.

At the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon, the emergency department remains open. Surgeries and procedures scheduled for today were either rescheduled or moved to other locations.

Patient appointments resumed at 10 a.m. at the health center and at  Avon Lake Family Town Centre. The Avon Pointe Family Health Center opened for business at 10 a.m.

Update (8:10 a.m.):

Rural Lorain County Water Authority is advising some of its customers to boil their water until further notice.

Customers on Hidden Oaks Drive and Crocker's Landing Subdivision, Columbia Township, and  Willow Creek Subdivision, Eaton Township, should vigorously boil for one minute any water that is used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, making ice or other consumption.

RLCWA advises customers to wait for an update on the situation before resuming normal water service.

For more information, visit, or call the office at 440-355-5121.

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Avon Lake Municipal Utilities' efforts to restore water input from Lake Erie was a success.

All water usage restrictions were lifted as of 6:30 a.m., according to the Lorain County Office of Emergency Management.

Rural Lorain County Water Authority also reports that their water levels have improved, and their water input rates are close to normal. They have also lifted all water usage restrictions at this time.

The authority does expect to issue a boil alert for a small area. Further details on the boil alert will be announced around 8 a.m.

Crews worked through the night to break up slush-like frazil ice that was blocking water intake pipes in Lake Erie. Last night, Avon Lake was planning to send divers down to deal with the problem, and also was using excavators to dig holes on the beach near the water plant that could be used as sumps from which water could be drawn out of and pumped into the plant.

Early this morning, the company posted to its Facebook page that the overnight efforts were a success.


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