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Water Main Break Displaces Guests at Airport Hotel

March 11, 2015 10:31 AM | News

Airport Motor Inn

Airport Motor Inn, 1800 Ellice Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG — Guests at an airport area hotel were evacuated Wednesday after a water main break flooded the basement.

The Airport Motor Inn took on about two metres of water in its basement at around 5:21 a.m. before crews could stop the flow.

Manitoba Hydro was called in to shut off power to the building before workers could safely start pumping water out.

About 70 customers were displaced as a result of the break. About 56 of the evacuees were taken on transit buses to another hotel.

The City of Winnipeg says the leak is on the private water service pipe.

No injuries were reported.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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