RTA Service Restored After ‘Major Flooding’ at Tower City Station

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Train service was restored at RTA’s Tower City Station early Friday morning.

Flooding caused the station to be closed for several hours.

According to RTA spokesperson Mary Shaffer, the flooding was caused by a frozen pipe that burst at around 6:30 p.m. in the waiting area for the blue/green line trains.

The resulting flooding stopped East Side trains at the East 55th Rapid Station.

The trains were replaced with buses, which were operating between Tower City and East 55th Street. West Side Red Line service was also operating.

In a statement, Shaffer thanked customers for their patience.