Water main break causes major flooding in Saint-Michel
MONTREAL – A major water main rupture on Pie-IX Boulevard and Villeray Street Friday morning in Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension has led to several road closures.
Police received the call at 4:50 a.m.
Much of the neighbourhood has been flooded including a few residential basements.
At least 250 homes were evacuated and the Léonard-De Vinci School is closed for the day.
Pie-IX Boulevard is closed between Jarry and Jean-Talon streets, while Villeray Street is closed between 17th Avenue and Pie-IX.
Police, firefighters and public work crews were still on location on late Friday morning.
WATCH RAW: Two major streets are closed and several homes were flooded after a break in a water main in Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension Friday morning.
About fifty Qualinet trucks were deployed in the area to help clean and drain basements.
Villeray resident, Donna Herbert, told Global News that this is the second time in eight years that her basement was flooded. She says that water entered through her garage and that fridges, washing machines and golf clubs were destroyed.
She says the quick response of the firefighters was comforting, but hopes that Montreal’s pipe problems will be resolved in the near future.