Lachine water main break leads to traffic-choked streets, boil-water notice

Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area.
Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area. Brayden Jagger Haines/Global News

A water main break in Lachine has snarled morning traffic along major arteries and sparked a boil-water advisory for most residents.

The borough of Lachine issued an update Tuesday morning to ask residents to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming. The Saint-Pierre area is exempt, however.

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Authorities say a 30-inch pipe broke in Lachine, leading to road closures and clogged streets during the morning commute. Both Highway 20 and 32nd Avenue are partially closed.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is asking motorists to avoid the area near Provost Street and Highway 20 on Tuesday morning.

“Teams from the city are on site,” she wrote on social media.

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