All the downtown streets closed by a flood earlier today have reopened.

City crews responded to the flood caused by a “water break” in a private building at the corner of 51 Avenue and 49 Street at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

“The water break was controlled and the surrounding roads and sidewalks were cleared by moving snow and ice into the centre of the roads involved,” city spokesperson Alison Harrower said. “These roads are now open, however, the City asks residents to ensure parked vehicles remain off these streets until snow removal has been completed.”

Removal will begin at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday.

There will be traffic delays in this area during snow removal, and if possible, residents should use alternate routes.

“Use caution in snow removal areas and do not pass moving equipment,” Harrower said. “Thank you for your patience while the City completes necessary snow removal in this area.” 

Craig Gilbert

Craig is an award-winning journalist who has worked in Ontario, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta. He should be at least six feet away from you at all times.

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