Crews work overnight to repair East Grand Rapids water main

Maxwell Avenue
Water flows over Maxwell Avenue SE in East Grand Rapids during a water main break (June 28, 2017)


EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) –- A portion of Maxwell Avenue in East Grand Rapids looked more like a river than a roadway early Wednesday, after a water main break.

An East Grand Rapids public safety officer said a resident heard the bubbling water just after 12 a.m. Wednesday and called authorities.

Maxwell Avenue
East Grand Rapids city crews work to repair a water main break on Maxwell Avenue SE, (June 28, 2017)

Crews with the East Grand Rapids Public Works Department started fixing the pipe around 1 a.m.

Maxwell Avenue between Argentina Drive and Lake Drive SE was closed to traffic during as workers repaired the pipe. They expected to finish the project and reopen the road around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Residents along Maxwell Avenue were without water for a short time, but service has since been restored.

Some drivers’ back tires started sinking into the mess, but people were able to move the vehicles.

No damage to homes or vehicles has been reported.

It’s unclear what caused the water main break.