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Epcor working to repair water main break on Whyte Avenue
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Sunday, December 30, 2012 11:24AM MST
Last Updated Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:17PM MST
Epcor crews have been trying to repair a water main break that has left residents without service.
Workers responded to the call near 100 Street and Whyte Avenue around 8 p.m. Saturday.
“We had the water shut off by 8:20,” Epcor spokesperson Tim LaRiche told CTV News.
LaRiche said there were two apartment buildings and nearby business affected, including a laundromat.
“We have a water tank on 82 Avenue at 100 Street for people who are out of water during the repair period,” he explained.
“We understand that’s an inconvenience for people and we regret that, but we’ll get the repairs done as quickly and as safely as we possibly can.”
The City of Edmonton has also closed down a portion of the sidewalk on Whyte Avenue.
“They’ve got the City in today sanding that,” LaRiche explained.
“The City will make the decision whether or not the sidewalk can be reopened, or when it can be reopened.”
He also said it was quite common for pipes to burst after a sudden change in temperature.
“When we have these sudden wide weather changes that can cause a little bit of a spate of water main breaks.”
With files from Amanda Anderson