Ice and slush

Ice and slush encrust the street at Jefferson Avenue and Morello Bay after a watermain break on Tuesday morning. (Trevor Dineen/CBC)

A watermain break created a mess in part of The Maples neighbourhood in Winnipeg on Tuesday morning.

It happened at about 7 a.m. at a townhouse complex on Morello Bay at Jefferson Avenue.

Water filled much of Morello, icing up driveways, and spilling onto the busy stretch of Jefferson.

In the extreme cold, it didn't take long for the water to freeze up and then crews moved in with heavy equipment to scrape it clear by 9 a.m.

The cold is playing havoc with water lines as the frost gets driven deeper into the ground.


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