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Kal Tire Place good to go after environmental tests come back clear

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September 09, 2016 - 3:43 PM

VERNON - Kal Tire Place has been given the all clear after a sewer backup flooded the facility with contaminated water.

Environmental tests have come back indicating the facility is clear of bacteria, the city says in a media release.

“Swab samples collected from the arena did not identify any fecal coliforms or E. coli bacteria, indicating successful remediation,” the city says.

User groups are being informed of the results and Kal Tire Place will be open for the Vernon Vipers game tomorrow evening, Sept. 10.

Groups were temporarily shuffled to the Priest Valley Arena and public skates and shinny hockey were cancelled while restoration crews cleaned up the damage.

The backup was caused by a water main break in the area that quickly left sewer lines and the pump station over capacity. Roughly 50 residences were also left without water.

The city has not released an estimate on the cost of the damage yet.

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