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Cleanup on track at Kal Tire Place for season opener game

A flood and sewer backup left a big mess at Kal Tire Place in Vernon Sept. 3, 2016.
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September 08, 2016 - 9:51 AM

VERNON - It looks like restoration work at Kal Tire Place will be done in time for the Vernon Vipers season opener this weekend.

The City of Vernon says clean-up crews have finished in the lower dressing room and hallway areas after a sewer backup over the long weekend.

“Temporary flooring will be installed today in preparation for the Vernon Vipers season opener this Saturday,” the city states in a release.

Environmental testing on the facility has been completed and preliminary results may be available by weekend.

“Staff at Kal Tire Place do not anticipate any concerns with test results,” the city says.

Vipers were on the ice on Wednesday afternoon for practice and staff hope to have most user groups playing at Kal Tire Place starting later today, Sept. 8.

User groups were temporarily moved to the Priest Valley Arena during cleanup.

The full cost of damage is not yet known, but roughly 930 square meters of tile flooring has to be replaced along with all drywall below the 60 centimetre mark.

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