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BREAKING NEWS: Shelby Issues Boil Water Alert as Crews Work to Contain Water Main Break

Shelby Township is under a boil water alert as crews work to repair a broken water main.

The Shelby Township Water Department is working to contain a 36-inch water main break Tuesday afternoon that has flooded a portion of 24 Mile Road.

have blocked off 24 Mile Road between Jewel and Schoenherr roads, and some surrounding roads, while crews work on the break.

Shelby Township Police Lt. Stan Muszynski said the break occurred just before noon and water has flooded the roadway.

Video from WXYZ shows the water main break gushing up through the road.

Muszynski also said the water department has turned off the water in the area, and residents near Tuscany Groove and in the surronding area may have little or no water pressure.

A boil water advisory has been issued until further notice. Any use of water for human consumption should be boiled for a minimum of 5 minutes and allowed to cool prior to use. All non-essential use of water should be discontinued immediately.

Stay with Patch.com for further updates on this developing story.

keith kowalske May 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Is the boil alert for anyone south of 23 mile road Vandyke area?
Marina Cracchiolo May 30, 2012 at 03:39 AM
The boil alert is for everyone in Shelby and the eastern part of Rochester. Even Lenox is under an alert because we're all on this same line.

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