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.

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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.

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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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