Nova Scotia

Windsor Street watermain break makes for icy drive

Halifax Water crews are trying to fix a watermain break on Windsor Street, near Connaught Avenue in Halifax.

Halifax Water says service should be restored by Wednesday 8 p.m.

A watermain break near the Windsor Street exchange is making for a messy morning commute. 1:03

Halifax Water crews are trying to fix a watermain break on Windsor Street, near Connaught Avenue in Halifax.

James Campbell, who speaks for Halifax Water, said six homes in the area are without water. He said water service should be restored Wednesday by about 8 p.m.

"They're on site right now and of course their priority is to get the water shut down, locate exactly where the break is, and start digging to make the repairs," he said.

One of the outbound lanes on Windsor Street is stop and go heading toward the Windsor Street exchange. The city has crews salting and clearing the area to try and keep water from freezing.

Campbell said people should avoid the area if possible.

"Winter is watermain break season. What particularly caused this one? We do not know," he said.

"There could be a number of different causes: a split in the pipe, there could be a break in the pipe, it could be possibly a deteriorated pipe — but at this point we don't know until crews actually dig down and find out exactly what's going on."

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