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Large Water Main Break in St. James Closes Several Blocks

St. James Water Main Break
Berry Street remained closed between Silver Avenue and St. Matthews on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 after a large water main break. (ELISHA DACEY / METRO WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — Those living in areas of St. James woke up to a slushy mess and some with flooded basements on Tuesday.

A large water main break overnight Monday has closed an eight-block radius.

Winnipeg police say the affected is between King Edward Street to Roseberry Street and Silver Avenue to St. Matthews Avenue. They later tweeted the area to be St. Matthews east and westbound between King Edward and Berry Street, and Berry north and southbound between St. Matthews and Silver.

The city has several crews on scene working to reduce water levels on the streets.

The break happened shortly before 11 p.m. last night.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.



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