Detroit fire crews rescue man after road flood

DETROIT — Fire crews in Detroit hustled to rescue a fisherman who got swept away when the road flooded Thursday.

A water main pipe more than 100 years old broke open, causing the flood. Thousands of gallons of water rushed into the streets as a result.

It took firefighters around an hour to rescue the man who was stranded in a parking lot surrounded by water.

The break forced some folks to go without water.

Those affected should have water by Friday night. It could take several days to fix the broken pipe.

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