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Posted on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 : 7:57 p.m.

Water main break closes Depot Street in Ann Arbor

By John Counts


Water surges up at Wheeler Park in Ann Arbor Wednesday night.

Photo submitted by Ed Verhamme

Depot Street between North Main Street and North Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor was closed due to a water main break around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, fire officials said.

The Water Department had been notified of the situation as of 7:45 p.m., said Ann Arbor Fire Department Battalion Chief Randy Menard.

Fire crews were still on scene at that time, he said.

Menard did not know when the situation would be resolved.

More information was not immediately available.

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Local Yocal

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 2:05 p.m.

7:30 am Thursday and they had still not isolated the broken section and shut off or repaired it, water break appears to under the basket ball court as water was flowing freely from under there.


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 12:06 p.m.

Whoa, that sucks. Going to be a lot of rush hour traffic that needs to be rerouted...


Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 11:07 a.m.

Your taxes at work. 1. DDA & big building scams 2. AATA & big train scams 3. ART & big status symbol scams 4. Single-sourced stream recycling & big buddy scams ... 99. infrastructure & physical reality

An Arborigine

Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 1:46 a.m.

Can they send some of that water over to city hall and get that fountain flowing?