DETROIT (WWJ) – In the midst of the city’s first heat wave of the season dozens of water main breaks hamper efforts to cap the flow of water.

Detroit Water Department Director Gary Brown says there are 25 water main breaks in the city Monday.

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One break flooded part of Clark Street near the Clark Park Technology Center in southwest Detroit — water could be seen bubbling up from the ground. No crews were in sight while WWJ’s Vickie Thomas was at the scene.

The city says they are working to prioritize the breaks and work to repair.

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Why so many breaks? Brown says the high temps are similar to low temps in the change in water temperature can lead to breaks.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 [LISTEN LIVE] and for more on this developing story.

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