Water main break closes ByWard Market street

A water main break has closed George Street in the ByWard Market Thursday morning, with repairs expected to last into the afternoon.

Police closed the road between Dalhousie Street and Sussex Drive starting around 6 a.m. City crews remain on the scene of the flooded street.

The councillor for the area Mathieu Fleury tweeted earlier in the day that repairs were expected to be finished around 3 p.m.

Nearby businesses including McDonald's and Tim Hortons are closed because of the water main break.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Heads up/ Attention

Bris d'aqueduc sur la rue George dans le Marché By

Watermain break on George street in #ByWardMKt

Estimate time for repair completion 3pm (today) pic.twitter.com/D1G7L9zOGC

— Mathieu Fleury (@MathieuFleury) May 26, 2022