DETROIT (WWJ) – With Opening Day at Comerica Park just over a week away, crews have been working around-the-clock to repair a 48-inch water main break in front of the stadium on Woodward.

Detroit Water Department spokesman Bryan Peckinpaugh tells WWJ everything possible is being done to get the job done before April 8.

“SWSD is working together with Great Lakes Water Authority on this project and the priority is to have it completed in time for when the Detroit Tigers return home to Comerica Park,” said Peckinpaugh.

(credit: Zahra Huber/WWJ)

(credit: Zahra Huber/WWJ)

He says they still haven’t determined what caused the water main break –or how complicated the repairs might be. “They’ll have to excavate around the pipe and assess how big the break is and then get supplies to repair the break — which will take several days and then restore the area.”

The streets in the area are closed. Peckinpaugh says thankfully, the water main break is not directly affecting customers in the area.


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