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Water main break causes detour, service interruption in Owosso

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A water main break is causing detours and service interruptions for some in Mid-Michigan. 

The city of Owosso said Monroe Street will be closed from Grand to Smith Streets to repair the break.

The water main break was discovered about 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 30.

“To minimize service interruption, we will attempt to leave water on until a leak is found, then it will be stopped until the repair is complete,” the city of Owosso said.

City officials said customers affected will be 400 Monroe, 500 Smith and the 600 block of Grand.

Water main breaks normally occur when ground conditions change, due to the freeze and thaw action occurring from about December to April. During the initial water main break, you may experience loss of water pressure.

"After repairs are made and valves are reopened, you may notice reddish, brown, or cloudy colored water as well as air hissing from your faucets. Turn on faucets slowly to purge plumbing of air from restored water system pressure. Run water from faucets until all air and discoloration is no longer present. Do not wash clothes until water runs clear from faucets. Remove aerator screens from faucets and clean if flow appears less than normal. The cloudy, colored appearance of water caused from a water main break or the opening of hydrants and flushing the distribution system can be a temporary nuisance, but is not harmful," the city said. 

Water is expected to be restored by 3:30 p.m. 

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