Montreal

Boil-water advisory lifted for St-Michel, St-Leonard

The boil water advisory has been lifted for St-Michel and St-Leonard after Friday's water main break.

Pipe ruptured at the corner of Pie-IX Boulevard and Villeray Street, flooding streets and basements

Firefighters shut off the water gushing from the broken pipe on Friday at around 10 a.m. to prevent further flooding. (Charles Contant/CBC)

A boil water advisory in St-Michel and St-Leonard has been lifted after yesterday's water main break. 

The corner of Pie-IX Boulevard and Villeray Street will remain closed all weekend as crews repair a 48-inch water main that ruptured on Friday. (CBC)

Close to 800 homes and businesses in the St-Michel neighbourhood were left in the dark and hundreds of homes were evacuated yesterday, after a 48-inch pipe ruptured early in the morning.

Running water and power has since been restored.

Commuters and pedestrians are still being urged to avoid the corner of Pie-IX Boulevard and Villeray Street.

Crews are working to repair the water main, leaving the intersection completely closed until Monday.

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