September 03, 2016 - 1:31 PM
VERNON - Today a water main break caused significant flooding, interrupted traffic patterns and disrupted residential water service.
The water main break on 35A Street and 40 Avenue has closed southbound traffic and reduced northbound travel to single-lane traffic on 35A Street, according to a media release from the City of Vernon.
The break affected water service at about 50 residences and caused significant flooding.
The flooding filled the sewer system and pump stations were pushed over capacity.
Crews have responded to repair service to sewer lines and pump stations. The City expects water service to be restored by 3 p.m today.
Kal Tire Place was also affected, with a sewer backup in some of the lower rooms in the building.
The sewer lines are now clear. The Vernon Viper game is cancelled while the staff cleans, assess and repairs the damage.
An additional water main break was reported in the 1800 block of 15 Street. This break affected water service to about 20 residences. This break is expected to be restored in six hours.
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