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Downtown Detroit Water Department Building Forced To Close Over Water Main Breaks

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A Detroit Water and Sewerage Department building is closing for a day because of two water main breaks.

The city said in a statement that the emergency repairs are needed, prompting the Water Board Building downtown to close Wednesday.

Officials say the water main breaks are causing water to leak into the basement and power is being shut off so repairs can be expedited.

A customer center at the building will be closed for the day, but two other service centers -- located on McNichols and Grand River -- are available.

The Water Board Building, located on Randolph, is expected to reopen Thursday.

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