City crews respond to water main break on Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor emergency crews responded to a water main break that occurred on the city's northeast side Friday morning.
Officials said the break happened at about 8 a.m. along Plymouth Road near Commonwealth, in front of Plymouth Green Shopping Center.
According to Denny Zink, water department field operations supervisor, one business and five Plymouth road homes were without water.
He said the business, Flagstar Bank, and the homes can expect the water main repaired and functioning between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. this afternoon. One westbound lane could be closed until 7:30 p.m., he said, but the exact time frame is uncertain.
The cause of the main break was unknown, according to Zink.
In addition, some nearby businesses have had their water pressure affected, according to initial reports.
The Flagstar Bank branch at the corner of Plymouth and Commonwealth is open, but the location doesn't have running water, an employee said.
An employee at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea said the water pressure dipped low earlier this morning, but returned to normal by about 10:30. Carson's is open for business, a representative said.
A water-main break in the same area was reported on Feb. 8, 2011, when city staff had to close Plymouth Road for an hour.
Danny Shaw contributed to this report and can be reached at DannyShaw@AnnArbor.com