WATCH: Massive water main break floods Longueuil homes
Some Vieux-Longueuil residents woke up overnight to a massive water main break flooding their street and their homes.
The water started bubbling from the ground shortly before midnight.
In no time at all, at least a dozen homes on Belcourt St. near Boucher St. needed to be evacuated, with about four feet of water in some basements.
One man said he runs a daycare out of his home and just recently finished renovations. A tour of his home now shows children's toys floating around the massive amount of water in his downstairs living space.
Another resident on the street, an artist with a lifetime's worth of paintings in her basement said they were all destroyed. She said the water came in so fast there was no time to save anything.
Electricity to the affected homes was shut off as firefighters helped with the evacuations.
Public work crews were sent to the scene to plug the break, but there was so much water they have been having trouble locating the broken pipe.
The street is closed indefinitely.