Water washes part of King’s Road in downtown St. John’s


The water passed through part of downtown St. John’s on Monday morning, gushing out of a crack in the King’s Road sidewalk near Bond Street and closing the intersection to traffic.Water warped the sidewalk at the intersection, creating a hole that spanned both lanes of the street and pushed rocks and chunks of asphalt down.

A worker at the scene said he believed it was a 16-inch water pipe that had cracked.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary was on the scene by 9 a.m. and closed part of King’s Road near Bishop Feild Elementary School with officers directing traffic away from the area.

Because of the crack, the city said water would be shut off from 12:30 p.m. to midnight in parts of downtown St. John’s. The roads connecting Duckworth Street to Queens Road will also be closed during the same period.

Drivers are advised to take an alternate route to expect delays. The city aims to complete the work by midnight tonight.

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