Crews work to shut of valve to the water pipe on Kildare Road

Crews work to shut of valve to the water pipe on Kildare Road

A watermain break this afternoon on Kildare Road near Shalom Ave has kept crews from Fire, Police, Public Security, Public Works and Engineering departments along with water management firm Dessau busy on site.

The Fire Department quickly setup pumps to minimize any flooding at neighbouring homes.

Crews also must deal with cutting through the frozen ground to access the water shut off valves.  No easy task in such cold weather.

Some temporary water shutdowns in the neighbourhood may be necessary and traffic has been reduced to one lane westbound on Kildare.

Emergency crews respond to assist at watermain break

Emergency crews respond to assist at watermain break