Traffic disruptions on Hamilton mountain caused by multiple watermain breaks

Proponents hope to have the project in place by April, but there is no consensus at city hall on a best location for placing the series of 8 foot by 10 foot shelters. Will Erskine / Global News

A series of watermain breaks on Hamilton mountain has led to traffic headaches for Wednesday morning.

In a release issued shortly after 10 a.m., the city said water crews are responding to three watermain breaks: one on West 5th Road between Rymal Road West and Stone Church Road West; another on Jameston Avenue between West 5th and Upper James Street; and a third on Limeridge Road between Garth Street and Bonaventure Drive.

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Roads have been closed in those areas due to the severity of the breaks, but the city says it’s hoping to have those roads re-opened by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The breaks have caused residents in the area to have low or no water pressure.

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The cause of the breaks is currently unknown.

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