Water main breaks in downtown Ishpeming

ISHPEMING – Many Ishpeming residents will experience low water pressure today after a water main break occurred downtown.

According to the Department of Public Works, the water main break occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of South Pine Street and Division Street in downtown Ishpeming.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection if possible.

Low water pressure will be experience by customers until the repair has been made, according to a press release from the city. The area affected is Division street from First Street to Lakeshore Drive, First Street from Division Street to Cleveland Avenue, Main Street from Division Street to Cleveland Avenue and Pine Street from Division Street to Front Street.

According to the press release, DPW crews have been working since Sunday afternoon to isolate and excavate the leak and will work until service is restored, which officials hope will be during business hours today.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401. Her email address is awhitefoot@miningjournal.net.