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Water main break in Fairview causing traffic delays, discoloured water

It is estimated water service will be restored approximately 6 PM this evening
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Halifax Water crews remain on-site repairing a water main break on Bayne Street near the Fairview Cove Container Terminal. Customers on Bayne Street, MacIntosh Street and Forrester Street will be out of water service during the repair.

It is estimated water service will be restored at 6 PM this evening, said the company in an email. 

According to Halifax Water, the extreme cold weather is making repair work slower and more difficult for crews and equipment.

Some customers in Fairview, Armdale, and the North and West end areas are experiencing discoloured water as a result of this water main break. It is anticipated the discoloured water will continue until the water main is repaired.

Halifax Water recommends that customers experiencing discoloured water avoid using the water for direct consumption purposes until the water is clear.

The water remains safe for showering, bathing, cleaning and flushing toilets.

While the work is taking place mainly off street, some traffic delays may occur. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes and expect delays. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

Halifax Water recommends that customers experiencing discoloured water avoid using the water for direct consumption purposes until the water is clear.

 




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