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Water main break causes power outage at Grant Medical Center

A power outage at Grant Medical Center overnight Tuesday was caused by a water main break, according to the hospital. It was repaired Tuesday afternoon. (WSYX/WTTE)

A power outage at Grant Medical Center overnight Tuesday was caused by a water main break, according to the hospital.

According to a release from the hospital, the water main break was at the corner of 6th St and Town St around 10:50 p.m. Monday evening. The power outage affected the Surgical and Heart Center at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.

The hospital said AEP and the City of Columbus Department of Water were on-site to repair the issues, which were restored around 4 p.m.. As of Tuesday afternoon, the cause of the water main break was unknown and there was no ETA on repairs.

Grant Medical Center said all elective surgeries were canceled on Tuesday in the main hospital and Bone and Joint Center to conserve resources, but will resume as scheduled on Wednesday.

The hospital said there were 370 patients in the hospital. They said they didn't anticipate needing to transfer any patients from the hospital, but no transfer patients were accepted into Grant as of Tuesday morning.

Grant Medical Center said all emergency, trauma and STEMI alerts were on diversion. They said that meant they were being redirected to other hospitals.

"We are able to care for our current inpatient population and we do have resources for emergency surgeries, such as C-sections," the hospital added.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to follow this developing story.

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