Clouds of steam billow across Alder Avenue Wednesday morning from a water main break. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Clouds of steam billow across Alder Avenue Wednesday morning from a water main break. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

UPDATE: Water main break isolated

The break occurred between Alder Avenue and Jens Street Wednesday morning

UPDATE: Workers have isolated an overnight water main break west of Alder Avenue and north of Jens Street.

The District of 100 Mile House said that crews are now working to locate the exact location of the break. They are coordinating with Fortis BC, Telus and local contractors to ensure the repairs are completed as soon as possible. Only local traffic will be allowed during the repairs.

Seven properties are currently without water and have notices have been delivered to the owners. Once repairs are complete the system will be flushed and the homes will be placed on a boil water advisory until Interior Health has completed the necessary water quality tests.

The community is still asked to conserve water to avoid stressing the town’s water system.

ORIGINAL STORY: A water main broke near Alder Avenue and Jens Street Wednesday morning.

The District of 100 Mile House has had crews on site working to fix the main since 5:30 a.m. Properties in the area may be affected during this operation. Businesses and residents are asked to conserve water to reduce the strain on 100 Mile’s water supply system.

Due to the extreme cold, the District said fixing this issue will be a challenge. Citizens are requested to avoid the area during the cleanup.

No reason has been given for the incident. The District will provide updates on Facebook and via their emergency notification system as the situation develops.

More to come.



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