The City of Flint's Water Department is working to repair a water main break in the area of Robert T. Longway and Dort Highway that occurred on Wednesday. According to a new release from the city, the break is in a 16 inch water transmission line and has required the closing of 40 valves that connect to that line, including other transmission lines.

Residents and businesses in the area could experience low pressure and/or a color of rust in their water due to iron. The city says this is a possible byproduct of operating valves and altering water flows. The water remains safe to drink and any discoloration should clear up by running the tap for a few moments.

The city says due to the size of the main, the area affected may be expanded and the time for repairs may take several days.