May 26, 2022

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Three major water breaks in a few hours in Montreal

Three major water breaks in a few hours in Montreal

Three major water breaks led to the intervention of authorities on the island of Montreal over a period of hours, with large amounts of water accumulating on the road on Friday, in the midst of a great winter.

Posted at 11:10 p.m.
Updated at 2:40 p.m.

Henry Ouellette-Vezina

Henry Ouellette-Vezina

Winters with extreme cold and low snowfall – keep in mind that snow often acts as insulation – are not uncommon to see such damage. But every time, we will intervene as soon as possible to repair the breakdown and ensure that the service is maintained, ”he explained. Press The city’s administrative representative, Philip Sabourin.

The sequence of events began when the first breakdown was reported to authorities during the night from Thursday to Friday at Ru Garnier between Ru Jarry and Ru Tillemont. The eight-inch pipe there was damaged and a significant amount of water came out, forcing traffic to shut down.

Early in the morning, however, the situation appeared to be under control as Montreal firefighters and police quickly assisted the city. However, as a preventative measure the water pressure in some neighboring streets was reduced.

By email, the city’s communications officer, Jeanine Gifa, pointed out at the end of the day that “borough teams are currently continuing to repair the water pipe at the source of the leak.” “Operations are going on normally. If all goes as planned, the repair work should be completed by 7pm on Friday,” she wrote.

Ditto on the Royal Mountain

Further south, another break later forced the closure of Mont-Royal Avenue between Parthenius Street and De Lormier Avenue earlier in the day. On the way from Press On Friday several workers were engaged in repairing a completely ruptured pipe. Many people are interested around the security perimeter set up on the site.

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“Our teams are on site to repair everything,” Borough Mayor Luke Robain promised earlier, sharing a photo on Twitter showing water accumulating significantly on Public Road.

Around the same time, another breakdown finally occurred on St-Catherine Street, between Metcalf Street and McGill College Avenue. “In all three cases, the leaks are now under control. Normally, we would send water to the sump, making repairs, ”Mr. Sabourin said.