Farmington water main on Oakland Street to be shut down temporarily
The water main on Oakland Street between Gill Road and Wilmarth Avenue will be shut down Wednesday, Nov. 3, in order for the contractor to complete the final connection to the city’s water supply system, Farmington officials announced Tuesday.
Water main repair may disrupt service for some in Lathrup Village
LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. – Repair work on a water main break Tuesday in Lathrup Village may impact service for some. City officials will turn water off Tuesday from 7 a.m. to noon as crews repair the break. Businesses in the area may experience service disruptions during repairs, but no residential areas are expected to be impacted. City officials are warning that occupants may experience discolored water for several hours after the repair has been completed. If you experience discolored water, officials recommend turning on the cold water faucet at the lowest level of the residence, closest to the water meter and letting the water run for about 10 minutes.
Detroit neighborhood evacuated due to gas leak
DETROIT – Several homes in a neighborhood on Detroit’s west side were evacuated Friday morning due to a gas leak. According to authorities, water department workers struck a gas main near Southfield Road and Paul Avenue. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution. Authorities said fixing the leak would not take very long. More: Detroit News
City worker dies from injuries sustained in trench collapse in Eastpointe
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – An Eastpointe city worker has died following the collapse of a trench he was working on. ORIGINAL STORY: Eastpointe city worker dies after trench collapsesCity officials confirmed the Department of Public Works employee that passed away was 45-year-old Brian Theobald. “When he’s an employee of Eastpointe -- It’s a small community, so he’s part of the family,” Pollard added. I extend my deepest sympathies to the Theobald family and Brian’s Eastpointe family. Brian Died serving the citizens of Eastpointe and will always be remembered, City manager Elke DoomMORE: Macomb County news
Water main break leaves dozens without power in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – A combination of heat and old infrastructure caused a Downtown Detroit road to buckle and a water main to break Saturday night. The water flooded the basement of the David Stott Building on Griswold Street, near Campus Martius, leaving dozens without power. It happened on Independence Day at about 10:30 p.m. A water main burst along Griswold Street between Michigan Avenue and State Street, flooding the intersection. Bedrock released the following statement:The Stott building is currently experiencing a power outage resulting from a water main break late Saturday evening. We are currently evaluating the extent of the damage and have reached out to all building residents as we assess necessary repairs.
Large water main break forms crater in Milan neighborhood
MILAN, Mich. – A water main break on Thursday morning has formed a near-sinkhole in the middle of a Milan neighborhood. The City of Milan reported the large water main break at W. Main St. and Argyle Crescent. “Due to the size and severity of the break some residents in the area may be without water. Please avoid the area until further notice,” the city said on their Facebook page. The cause of the break is not known.
SUV falls into sinkhole on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A water main break on Detroit’s west side led to an unfortunate chain of events for one driver. Video captured at the scene Saturday shows an SUV that had fallen into a sinkhole on Dix Highway, between Shaefer Road and Oakwood Boulevard. The driver was not hurt. Information on why the water main broke and when it will be fixed has not been released.