Nova Scotia

Cold weather slows repairs to broken water main in Halifax

A broken water main near the Fairview Cove container terminal has left some residents with no water and others with discoloured water.

Break near Fairview Cove container terminal causes service disruption

Halifax Water says water main repairs near the Fairview Cove container terminal are taking longer than expected because of extreme cold weather. (Carolyn Ray/CBC)

Some residents in Halifax had no water service or water that was discoloured for much of Saturday.

Halifax Water crews had to repair a water main on Bayne Street, which is near Lady Hammond Road and Windsor Street.

Customers on Bayne Street, MacKintosh Street and Forrester Street were without water for most of the day.

Service is expected to be restored by 9 p.m.

In a news release sent Saturday evening, Halifax Water said extreme cold weather is making repair work slower and more difficult for crews and equipment.

Halifax Water said residents should not drink or cook with the discoloured water, but it is safe for showering, bathing, cleaning and flushing toilets.

There may be some traffic delays on Bayne Street as repairs are carried out.