Ishpeming Water Main Break

Public works crews in Ishpeming have been busy throughout the day dealing with a water main break.

It happened sometime overnight on First Street near the intersection with Hematite Drive.

An off–duty DPW employee noticed it at 5:30 this morning and called it in.

Much of the area has been closed off to traffic all day.

DPW director Jon Kangas says it was a very large break, with a water loss of 3,000 gallons per minute until it was sealed off at about 7 am.

The affected area is very small, and Kangas says there probably will not need to be a boil water advisory because of the break.

Posted by: Mike Hoey