UPDATED: East State Boulevard reopened to traffic near Randallia Drive after broken water main repaired

City Utilities crews were working today to repair a water main break that closed East State Boulevard between Pemberton and Randallia drives in northeast Fort Wayne. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)
A water main break on East State Boulevard, between Pemberton and Randallia drives, left a slushy mess along State downhill from the problem. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

East State Boulevard has reopened to traffic, Fort Wayne City Utilities announced at 4:53 p.m. Friday.

The four-lane street had been closed since morning between Pemberton and Randallia drives to allow City Utilities crews to repair a break in a 6-inch water main there, a news release said. Motorists were asked to avoid that area until the break was repaired.