Water restored to homes after water main break near Kingsway
Published Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:20PM MDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 29, 2012 6:46PM MDT
Water has been restored to homes near Kingsway Garden Mall, after two water mains broke on Saturday.
EPCOR crews were called to the area of 114 Avenue and Tower Road around 4 p.m. Saturday.
Water shot onto the streets and the pavement began lifting due to the pressure.
The street was two feet under water with some flowing onto lawns.
An emergency water tank was brought to the area for residents needing drinking water.
Officials tell CTV News one of two water main breaks in the area had been fixed by 5 p.m. Sunday, but crews were still working to repair the second break.
One resident, whose home is right in front of the break, said he had water coming all the way up to his home.
"Yesterday there was thunder and lightning and stuff and it was raining earleir in the day and then after it started to calm down I heard again what I thought was thunder and I didn't think much about it but then my wife looked out the front window and the whole street was covered in water," Jeff Canavan tells CTV News.
"The pavement had lifted and there was mud coming up from underneath the pavement."
Another resident said the road looked like a lake.
"The water was running all over the place," said Burt Smythe.
Smythe say this isn't the first water main break in their neighbourhood.
"Over the years there's been three or four breaks on Tower Road," Smythe said.