An unknown number of homes and businesses in Richmond City Centre are without water after a water main burst Saturday morning.
The water main burst at the intersection of No. 3 Road and Ackroyd Road, just west of the Canada Line’s elevated guideway. The burst also formed a sinkhole, necessitating emergency repairs. There was some flooding in the area earlier.
According to the City of Richmond, maintenance crews are onsite responding to the water main break, but it is expected to take a full day to restore water to the affected buildings. In the meantime, alternative water sources are being supplied to residents and businesses.
The municipal government also states BC Hydro is in the process of restoring power, and crews are practicing physical distancing.
RCMP are onsite to enforce road closures in the area and redirect traffic.