Water main break slows traffic on Indianapolis east side


INDIANAPOLIS - The water company is fixing a water main break at 36th and Shadeland on the Indianapolis east side.

Earlier Tuesday, crews responded to a smaller break at 34th and Gladstone.

There have been over 200 water main failures this year, according to Indianapolis Water. Last year it reported 700.

Aging water mains coupled with high demand are contributing factors to the problems.