Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca will close South Aurora Street at 7 a.m. Monday morning for clean-up and repair efforts.

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Water main breaks caused icy roads and other problems — including flooded basements — for emergency responders and residents on Sunday.

Sunday morning, a water main break at Aurora and Pleasant caused 200,000 gallons of water to be spilt.

“The water caused significant icing and flooding to area homes. City crews battled throughout the day to assist homeowners and remove snow and ice from the roadways and sidewalks,” the city of Ithaca said in a statement.

Monday’s temperatures are supposed to be similarly miserable — Ithaca right now: 1 degree — creating at least the possibility for further damage.

South Aurora Street will be closed at 7:00 a.m., Monday, February 16, 2015 as City crews continue repair and clean-up efforts from a water main break. Traffic will be diverted to Hudson Street and Coddington Road. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible.

The road will be re-opened when work in the area has concluded.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.