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Burst water main shuts off water to 20 homes in North Vancouver

A significant water main break in the District of North Vancouver has shut off water to approximately 20 homes.

The District of North Vancouver expects water service to be restored by 11 p.m.

Utilities crews are repairing a water main break at Draycott Road and Hoskins Road in the District of North Vancouver. (Mike Zimmer / CBC)

Twenty homes are without water after a water main burst in the District of North Vancouver Friday afternoon.

The break in the pipe occurred near the intersection of Draycott and Hoskins roads in Lynn Valley.

Utilities crews are at the scene and a spokesperson for the district says they expect to have water service restored by 11 p.m.

City of Vancouver crews were also busy Friday morning responding to a water main break at the intersection of Nanaimo and Pandora streets in East Vancouver.

This section of water main along West Georgia Street is scheduled for replacement starting in January 2020. (Twitter / City of Vancouver)

Another break in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday closed one lane of traffic on West Georgia Street in front of the art gallery. The 375-metre section of pipe in that location dates back to the 1920s amd has a history of recent breaks according to the municipality.

City crews are set to begin replacing it in January 2020 with a new water main expected to last approximately 100 years. 

The work will also include repairs to the road and sidewalk damaged by water main construction.

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