September 21, 2020

Cranbrook, BC (September 21, 2020) – A large water main break has reduced traffic on 24th Avenue North near Steeples School to single-lane traffic Monday morning.

Water will be shut off in the area shortly and is expected to be off most of the day. The water shut off is not expected to impact Steeple School.  Water crews with Public Works and Fortis BC will be overseeing the repair work.

As the repairs are undertaken, 24th Avenue North between 7th and 8th St. North may need to be closed completely for short periods. Drivers are asked to please detour around the area as much as possible while this work is being done today.

As with any work on our water system, it is likely that nearby properties may experience discoloured water once water service is restored.  This is not a health concern. We ask that you run your cold water tap until the water runs clear.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of those impacted by this break and road closure. We will work as quickly as possible to restore all services to our residents.

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