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Water pressure being restored after Detroit-area main break

October 25, 2017

Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) employees and sub-contractors dig up part of 14 Mile Rd. just east of Verona St. in West Bloomfield, Mich., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, as they repair a transmission water main break affecting at least 11 Western Oakland County communities and more than 250,000 residents and businesses with a boil-water alert until possibly Friday afternoon. (Todd McInturf/The Detroit News via AP)

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Officials say water pressure has been restored to most communities following a suburban Detroit water main break that kept students home from dozens of schools for a second day.

The Great Lakes Water Authority says only a section of Farmington Hills with 35,000 residents didn’t have water pressure fully restored Wednesday.

The break of a 48-inch (122-centimeter) line Monday in Farmington Hills that serves customers in western Oakland County prompted a boil water advisory for about a dozen communities. Officials say the advisory is expected to last until at least Friday evening as repairs are made.

Sections of replacement pipe were delivered Wednesday morning.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital says outpatient clinics are reopening, using boiled water, but elective procedures were canceled Wednesday for a second day.




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