- Associated Press - Friday, February 7, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Street flooding caused by a water main break on Detroit’s east side left several vehicles stuck in water and ice, prompting a rescue by police officers on construction equipment.

The break was reported about 5 a.m. Friday in the area of Gratiot Avenue at Conner Street.

Police and firefighters responded to help free motorists. The scoop of a front-end loader was used to carry two people stranded in a minivan. Crews also worked to clear ice and water from the area, which is closed to traffic. No injuries were reported.

Temperatures are around zero degrees.

The Detroit News reports that Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Deputy Director Darryl Latimer says the ruptured water main was considered a “bad break.”

Officials say the roadway could be closed for days for repairs.

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