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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