Conception Bay South buildings reopen as repairs to broken water main finish

Repairs to a broken water main in Conception Bay South have been completed. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)Repairs to a water main break that closed schools and community centres in Conception Bay South have been completed.The break happened Tuesday afternoon on Anchorage Road in the Long Pond area of Conception Bay South. Mayor Darrin Bent told reporters Wednesday that crews worked throughout the night for a fix.”Our crews worked to find the leak, they did and repaired it [at] around 2, 2:30 in the morning,” Bent said.”When they cleared the line and then recharged it with water, another break occurred about 40 feet from the original break.”Repairs were expected to be completed within a few hours but continued into Wednesday. An update from the town shortly after 6:30 p.m. said repairs were finished and the process of flushing the system had begun.Residents were told they might notice water discolouration and pressure fluctuations over the course of the evening and should avoid doing laundry for the first hour after water pressure returns to avoid staining from dirt in the lines.Town facilities like the C.B.S. Arena, Robert French Memorial Stadium and the recreation complex reopened at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.Nine schools were closed on Wednesday from Topsail to Upper Gullies.WATCH | This homeowner can only watch as water rages over the road and onto her property: Owner looks on as water gushes down road, yard and near basement door in C.B.S.There have been back-to-back watermain breaks in Conception Bay South that wreaked havoc for thousands of residents and flooded a part of Anchorage Road and several properties — including Colleen Dawe’s. Mayor Darrin Bent says private contractors are working with town crews to help with the repairs.
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