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Four water main breaks keep City of Vernon crews busy

Crews are on scene repairing a water main break on Heritage Drive in Vernon.
Image Credit: GLOBAL OKANAGAN/Megan Turcato/with permission
November 25, 2014 - 10:08 AM

UPDATE: 9:50 A.M. Nov. 25 

Three out of four water main breaks were repaired Monday evening, and the fourth (on Tronson Road) is expected to be back up and running by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Ten homes along Tronson Road were without water overnight. 


VERNON - Vernon crews have been busy taking care of multiple water main breaks in the city — with number four bringing the total number of homes without water to more than 100.

According to a media release from the City of Vernon, the break in the 4900-block of Heritage Drive left 60-75 homes without water including three large multi-family properties. It's in the midst of repair and the road is closed.

Another in the 2800-block of Allenby Way has 15-20 homes without water and traffic is being re-routed while crews work.

The third is in the 6900-block of Tronson Road. Once repairs are finished on Heritage Drive they will head to Tronson to begin work. There are 10 homes without water.

The latest water main break happened in the 3600-block of 24 Avenue and 20-30 homes are affected. It will be taken care of the moment a crew is available.

Repairs for each break is expect to take at least four hours each. The city advises drivers to use alternative routes and obey all signs and flaggers on site.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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