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Monroe declares water emergency after intake line freezes
(2008-01-21)
(wgvu) - MONROE, Mich. (AP) - The city of Monroe has declared a water
emergency because frigid temperatures and sustained winds have
frozen the Lake Erie intake line that supplies two local water
plants.
The Monroe Evening News reports the advisory remained in effect
Monday afternoon despite some water flow returning. The city has
advised residents and communities on the system not to use water
unless it's an emergency.
The city says it hopes the deeper water at the intake will thaw
some of the ice and restore flow. The intake line is about a mile
out into Lake Erie.
More than 60,000 people live in the communities affected by
emergency, including Ida, Dundee, Raisinville Township, Exeter
Township, Maybee, Petersburg and Monroe Township.
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