Nova Scotia

Water main break in Halifax affects 6 nearby homes

A water main break just off St. Margarets Bay Road has flooded the yards of about six Halifax homes. But it isn't expected to slow down work on the ongoing road construction.

Construction work on nearby St. Margarets Bay Road shouldn't slow down

A water main break on Quarry Road in Halifax has affected about six homes. (Submitted)

A water main break just off St. Margarets Bay Road has affected about six Halifax homes, but it isn't expected to slow down work on the ongoing road construction.

The break occurred around noon on Friday on Quarry Road.

"[I] looked out the backyard and there was a river streaming toward the house," said Michael Cook, who lives on the nearby Fenwood Road. "I ran down to the basement and there was two feet of water."

Cook said he tried to move as many items as he could quickly, but he isn't sure what condition they are in. A nearby construction crew arrived shortly afterward to help out.

"We had some people come with pumps," said Cook. "We really appreciated that."

Insurance adjusters for Halifax Water have already been on site. (Submitted)

Insurance adjusters for Halifax Water have already been on site. 

James Campbell, a spokesperson for the utility, said about six houses were affected. The break had nothing to do with the ongoing construction along the St. Margarets Bay Road, he said, and that project should not be impacted.

After two delays earlier this fall, the construction project is expected to wrap by the end of November. 

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Pam Berman


Pam Berman is CBC Nova Scotia's municipal affairs reporter. She's been a journalist for almost 35 years and has covered Halifax regional council since 1997. That includes four municipal elections, 19 budgets and countless meetings. Story ideas can be sent to