Wa­ter line break can’t dampen De­troit’s auto show

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS -

DE­TROIT — A boil-wa­ter ad­vi­sory has been is­sued for down­town De­troit after a wa­ter main break.

The area in­cludes ho­tels and Cobo Cen­ter, where the an­nual auto show is open­ing this week for news me­dia from around the world. Drink­ing foun­tains at the con­ven­tion hall were turned off Sun­day.

Ford Mo­tor spokesman Mark Truby says, “The show goes on.”

No one should lose wa­ter ser­vice, but pres­sure could be low. In ad­di­tion, peo­ple should boil wa­ter be­fore drink­ing it or use bot­tled wa­ter. Gary Brown of the De­troit wa­ter depart­ment says the re­pair won’t take long, but the boil-wa­ter ad­vi­sory could last un­til Thurs­day.

Brown says the wa­ter line be­longs to the Great Lakes Wa­ter Au­thor­ity, a re­gional wa­ter agency. The break oc­curred in a park­ing lot near King High School.

TIM­O­THY A. CLARY/GETTY IMAGES

Cars are lined up at the Cobo Cen­ter in De­troit yes­ter­day as Mo­town preps for the North Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Auto Show.

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