Water main break at medical center

City workers were called to the Waldo Street entrance of the U.P. Medical Center in Marquette to repair a damaged water main in the parking lot. Water in parts of the west end of the building has been shut off. Patients should call their doctor’s office for updates on closures. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)

MARQUETTE– City workers were called this morning to the Waldo Street entrance of the Upper Peninsula Medical Center in Marquette to repair a damaged water main in the parking lot.

Water in parts of the west end of the building has been shut off. However, offices will remain open under that employer’s discretion.

Hugh Miller, executive director of the medical center, advises patients who plan on coming to the medical center today to call their doctors office and make sure that they are still open. He said some laboratories are able to stay open and get water.

“The city is working with us to it fixed ASAP,” Miller said.

City worker Dave Whaley said that his crew will have to get through about 4 feet of frost before they will be able to reach the damaged water main. The city will be able to asses what caused the breakage once the damaged pipe is reached. Whaley is hopeful that the problem will be solved in a few hours.