Main break affecting traffic at Eight Mile and Groesbeck
Detroit — A main break was affecting all four lanes of traffic on eastbound Eight Mile at Groesbeck, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.
“Crews are on scene dealing with the issue,” MDOT tweeted Monday night.
It was the latest of several main breaks in the area.
Crews were working Monday evening to pump out the basement of a water treatment plant after a main break caused it to flood, according to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
The leak was discovered around 3 p.m. Sunday at a plant at 9300 W. Jefferson, said Gregory Eno. Crews were on the scene until 10 p.m. Sunday and returned early Monday to repair the leak.
The water main that burst carries drinkable water, said Eno, who added nearby residents’ basements and drinking water were not affected by the break.
The cause of the break was undetermined, he said.
“We’re gathering data right now about that,” he said.
Meanwhile, in Eastpointe, Kelly Road was a mess after a pipe burst, cutting off water service to residents living in a square mile near the rupture.
“It’s nothing but water and ice out here,” said Eastpointe public works director Tony Pry.