Watermain Repairs Could Take Up to 24 Hours
Prince George, B.C.- The repairs to a watermain that burst this morning in the area of 3rd and Vancouver Street in Prince George could take up to 24 hours to repair.
The 12 inch line burst around 9 this morning, flooding Third Avenue and at least one basement in the area.
( areas in green in map at right are areas which have no water until repairs are complete. Map courtesy City of Prince George)
City Crews continue to work on making the necessary repair to the line that dates back to 1957, and plan to work on the matter through the night to resolve the issue.
Once water is restored to affected residences and businesses, there will be a period of time where water will be cloudy, but safe to drink. At that time, residents will be advised by the City to run theirs taps for a few minutes to clear out the pipes until the water runs clear again.