UPDATE: Rossman Avenue/Holmes Street Intersection Reopens, Still Slick

UPDATE: Rossman Avenue/Holmes Street Intersection Reopens, Still Slick Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES, MN--The City of Detroit Lakes has reopened the Rossman Avenue/Holmes Street Intersection following a water and ice emergency this morning. But motorists are asked to take extra care driving in the area as it still may be slick.

What happened?

Detroit Lakes Water/Waste Water Treatment Supervisor Rob Bredeson says the controls at the water tower froze up this morning and the pumps were on at the time the controls froze which caused the water to continue pumping into the tower causing an overflow. Crews put in a by-pass and stopped the overflow. Bredeson says the controls are working again and the water levels are fine at the water tower. He says the overflow water is supposed to exit through the storm drain but there are some freeze-up issues there as well (the temp at the time was -35 degrees). He says it could be a couple days waiting for a thaw before the intersection is ice-free from the incident. The forecast calls for temperatures above zero on Friday and nearly 30-degrees on Saturday

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