MENTOR-A massive water main break has forced two local businesses to close today in Mentor.
The Mentor Fire Department received a call around 4 a.m. Thursday when employees at the Toys R Us on Mentor Avenue noticed water pouring out of the nearby Petco.
Firefighters said there was 5 inches of water coming out of the building at the time they arrived.
Officials told us the water main was located under the floor of the store and broke.
Petco will be closed for an extended time during the cleanup process. All of the animals inside Petco were in cages and aquariums located off the floor and were not impacted by the rising water.
Toys R Us also suffered some water damage along a shared wall and is closed today due to the water being shut off to the entire complex.
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