UPDATE: Some roads reopened, water restriction lifted after water main break

UPDATE: The roadway and intersection at Lincoln and Ludington Street has been opened. All traffic can resume normal travel in that area.

There is still a road closure on 1st Avenue North at North Lincoln Road west to North 26th Street. This includes the 100 block of North 25th Street. Motorists are asked to bypass this section and use an alternative route.

Residents and businesses have been cleared to use water again, however the water may still be cloudy and have some sediment in it.

UPDATE: The City of Escanaba has been receiving multiple calls and reports about a boil advisory. There has been NO BOIL ADVISORY issued at this time.

City officials are happy to announce that crews found the break and have it contained. However, the City is recommending people not use any water due unless necessary because it could result in other breaks.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Escanaba Water Department at 786-3291.

OSF St. Francis Hospital will be operating as normally throughout the event, and will be providing clean drinking water to patients, staff and visitors and is advising nobody drink the tap water in any of the OSF facilities in Escanaba. OSF Healthcare notify the public of any changes to services if they arise.

ESCANABA –A water main break developed early this morning on the corner of 1st Avenue North and Lincoln road. Crews are working diligently to get the break under control, but will take several days to completely fix.

There is a traffic detour set up limiting south bound traffic on Lincoln Road in that area. Public Safety urges area residents to avoid the area of the 100 and 200 blocks of North Lincoln Road during their daily travels until this issue is remedied.

Please allow yourself extra time if you are traveling in this area. Currently, the City is requesting all residents and businesses to only use water if absolutely necessary.

It is also recommended:

  • DO NOT do any laundry
  • Turn off ALL ice makers

If you have to use water, expect it to be cloudy and filled with sediment.

Stay with ABC 10 as this story develops. For any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Escanaba Water Department at 906-786- 3291.