Watermain break makes a mess in Calgary’s Collingwood neighbourhood

A broken watermain in the Calgary community of Collingwood created a mess for area residents on Wednesday morning.

A watermain break in the northwest Calgary community of Collingwood made for an icy mess early Wednesday morning.

Calgary fire said crews were called to the 3200-block of 15 Street N.W. at around 3:30 a.m. for a report of watermain break.

When crews arrived, fire said residents were seen trying to dam and divert water flowing downhill from a broken watermain.

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A home at the bottom of the hill suffered some basement flooding as a result of the break, fire said.

Calgary water services arrived to shut down the valves and are investigating the cause of the line failure, fire said.

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