A water main break in Oakland County has prompted officials to issue a boil water advisory for about a dozen communities.
The break on Monday evening in Farmington Hills affected surrounding communities and closed a number of area schools on Tuesday. In parts of Novi, no water service was reported. Oakland County health officials are urging residents and businesses to take precautions before using water.
The affected communities include parts or all of Bloomfield Township, Commerce Township, Farmington Hills, Keego Harbor, Oakland Township, Orchard Lake, Novi, Rochester Hills, Walled Lake. West Bloomfield Township and Wixom. As a result, there are numerous school closings in the affected areas.
The Great Lakes Water Authority is investigating the cause of the break and crews are working to resolve the problem. People also may see low water pressure or discoloration.
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