Update: Water main break leaves frozen pond on Detroit’s west side

Water is deep, ice is getting thicker

The water has gone down about an inch or so but it then stopped. The damage is done. The water is deep and the ice is thicker as everything in the neighborhood is frozen solid, including a kids scooter.

DETROIT – The water has gone down about an inch or so, but it stopped. The damage is done.

The water is deep, and the ice is thicker as everything in the neighborhood is frozen solid, including a kids scooter in the area of Harlow Avenue and Cambridge Avenue near 7 Mile Road and the Southfield Freeway.

“Oh my God,” said Ashley Preston, a neighborhood resident. “It’s been hectic. You can’t even get to your house. I couldn’t even bring my baby as I had to drive on the grass just to get to the house.”

Read: Entire block looks like frozen pond after water main breaks on Detroit’s west side

Tire marks are on the sidewalk and grass areas from people trying to maneuver through the icy street.

The water board was able to stop the leak. Now it’s about getting all of the ice and freezing water out of the street.


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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.