Burst water main leaves Oak Bay residents dry before Christmas Eve

Crews hope to have water flowing in time for dinner

Residents around the cross-street of Bowker Avenue and Cadboro Bay Road are without water leading up to Christmas Eve.

An aging water main burst, forcing crews to turn off water to the area while they repair the pipe.

Residents can expect to be without water for the immediate future, though crews on scene hope to have water flowing again before dinner.

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“It’ll likely be the work day,” said Public Works employee Adam Gow. “We don’t leave until they have water. We can’t leave them without water, especially for Christmas.”

As of 10:30 a.m. there were no reports of damage or flooding. Crews did lift a section of the road to access to the burst pipe. Once they gain safe entry they can begin repairs, however Gow noted it would likely be Dec. 27 before roadwork begins. In the meantime Bowker Avenue between Cadboro Bay Road and Eastdowne Road is closed, except for local traffic.

Updates to follow.

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