City crews worked throughout the evening to isolate the water main break between Ponderosa Lodge and Front Counter BC, off Columbia Street. Heavy frost hampered efforts last night, making excavation difficult. At approximately 8:30 am today, crews located the break and are now removing and replacing the pipe.
At this time, Glenfair Estates remains without water, and nearby BC Government offices have shut down for the day.
Last night the water from this break ran onto Columbia, 3rd and 4th Avenues. City Streets' crews managed this freezing water throughout the evening and crews remain on site to keep the roads as clear as possible. Motorists should drive with caution in this area.
A water main break also occurred on Greenstone Drive between Bestwick Drive and Pyramid Court. Crews are currently locating and repairing this break. The shut-down of this water main will impact approximately 20 houses in the area, resulting in periodic water service interruptions today.
Both breaks are likely the result of recent extreme weather. The City estimates both water main breaks to be resolved by the end of today.