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Street closed due to water main leak

Photo: City workers attempt to fix water main leak/ Adam Reaburn, Energeticcity.ca

 

A ruptured water main has caused water to pour over a Fort St. John street.

A leak in an underground water main between 102 St and 100 St on 95 Ave, has caused a large volume of water to flow onto the road.

City workers have isolated the area and are still working to reach the leak to stop the flow of water.

According to Utilities Superintendent Jeremy Garner, officials are not sure of the direct cause of the leak, but will complete a series leak tests in attempts to narrow down the cause. He says the weather and frost could have caused the leak, as these are older pipes and can be affected by the cold climate.

Garner could not specify how long the repairs will take and asks people to avoid the area until the issue has been resolved.

The leaking water main is the same main the city designated a portion of the capital budget to fix later on in the year. As a result, the problem will be temporarily fixed for the winter, until the City can replace the pipe in the spring.

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