GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Crews continued to pump water out of a parking garage Saturday morning after a water main broke, shutting down streets in the area.
The situation began late Friday morning at the Hinman building at 77 Monroe Center NW.
When the pipe burst, the second-lowest level of the parking garage flooded with water. The flooding was the result of work being done by a private contractor in the garage, Grand Rapids city officials said.
Officials told 24 Hour News 8 on scene that there were about 10 cars in the lot.
Fire crews said the majority of cars were pulled out, and many have heavy water damage.
"The power is shut down to this building and then it's tied to the two other buildings across the street. We're working with Consumers to isolate it so that we can leave the power off here until the situation is fully done. We're going to try to get the people across the street back in business," said Rob Tenant with the Fire Department.
Dispatchers said Louis Street from Fulton to Ottawa remains closed. Ionia Street from Fulton to Monroe Center is still closed as of Sunday morning. Police do not know when it will reopen.
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