Downtown streets closed due to water leak

SW Alder Street will remain closed between Fourth and Fifth Avenues

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A broken fire line caused flooding in downtown Portland early Wednesday.

SW Alder Street between SW 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue was closed down around 5 a.m. due to flooding in the street.

The Portland Water Bureau responded and shut off the water. They said the street will remain closed until repairs can be made to the fire line.

It didn’t appear that water had damaged any nearby businesses.