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Hundreds of College Heights homes to be without water on Monday

Roughly 300 properties will be without water for much of Monday, after a second water main break in the Southridge area in 10 days.
This map, provided by the City of Prince George, shows the area which will be affected by a water outage on Monday, Jan. 23.

Residents in the Southridge Avenue area will be without water again for the second time in 10 days, following a second water main break in the area.

Roughly 300 properties, including Southridge Elementary School, will be without water for roughly six hours on Monday, Jan. 23, starting at 7 p.m., while City of Prince George crews repair the break. Homes in the area were without water for roughly 10 hours on Jan. 13, while crews repaired a water main break.

“Crews will begin excavation at 5 p.m. and work through the night to lessen any stress the water interruption may cause,” a statement issued by the City of Prince George said. “Arrangements for single-alternating traffic control will also be put into effect, but motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes.”

The majority of the Southridge area will be affected, including properties on the following streets: Eastview Street, Grayshell Road, Southridge Avenue south of St. Anthony Crescent, St. Andrew Court,St. Andrew Place, St. Anne Crescent, St. Dennis Place, St. Kevin Place, St. Lawrence Avenue west from the 8200 block, St. Lawrence Place, St. Mark Crescent west of St. Matthew Place, St. Mary Crescent, St. Mary Place, St. Matthew Place, St. Patrick Avenue south from the 7600 block, St. Thomas Place, Vista Ridge Court, Vista Ridge Drive, Vista Rise Road and Vista View Road.

“Residents can prepare for the outage by filling pots and jugs with water for cooking and drinking and filling bathtubs with water for flushing the toilet with a bucket. A toilet will flush when approximately four litres of water is poured into the bowl,” the city statement said. “The City would like to thank area residents for their patience and understanding while crews work to repair the water main.”

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