A section of Third Avenue between Victoria Street and Brunswick Street has reopened to vehicular traffic following an operation to repair a water main that burst yesterday evening near the intersection of Third and Victoria.
The burst main flooded the nearby streets and sidewalks and resulted in a temporary loss of water service to properties in the vicinity.
The break occurred on a cast iron water pipe installed in 1956. City crews were able to get the water shut off by about 7:30 p.m.
Crews then began an excavation and worked throughout the night to replace a 1.5 metre section of the aging pipe with a new plastic main.
Crews turned the water back on at approximately 2:00am this morning and finished repairing the excavation at about 3:45am.
The city anticipates that the excavated section of road will be repaved next week.