Water main breaks close part of Kelley Road in Eastpointe

Several water main breaks in Eastpointe have been repaired after causing some flooding on major roads. 

Some water seeped onto Kelly Road and began to freeze early Monday, causing potential dangerous driving conditions in the area. 

As a result, the northbound side of the road was shut down between Rosetta Avenue and Nine Mile Road. 

During the repair process, crews say they found four other water main breaks. City officials tell FOX 2's Ingrid Kelley the breaks are a result of the cold. 

About 300 residents and businesses had their water shut off during the repairs. 

Vivian Walker was one of those residents.

"I went to get water but it was just a slow drip, so I assumed my pipes were frozen," says Walker. 

What Walker would soon find out is that there was a 12-inch water main break right in front of her house. 

Alex Oleszkiewicz of Super Car Wash says they had to turn customers away because their business had no water. 

Officials say Kelly Road and those effected by the water main burst were all back up and running by 2 p.m. Monday. 

"Also, what we're running into this morning is a lot of homes with frozen pipes running out into the streets, and they're looking like water main breaks but they're actually pipes breaking underneath houses. When it gets this cold and you have the older plumbing, you're on a slab home, you've got to leave your water running," says Tony Pry of the Department of Public Works. 
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