Commuters travelling through Côte-des-Neiges are dealing with traffic headaches this morning as borough workers attempt to repair a broken water main.

Part of southbound Décarie Boulevard near Snowdon Street was shut down as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday to allow crews to fix the water main and repair the cracked asphalt surrounding it.

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Water gushes from a broken water main on Décarie Boulevard. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC)

The work slowed traffic this morning, causing several blocks of gridlock.

The work also interrupted water service in the Décarie-Snowdon-Weelsteed-Coolbrook area.

The borough said the work should be completed by early Tuesday evening.