Huge water main break in Longueuil
More than a dozen homes have been damaged by a massive water main break in Longueuil this morning.
It took workers six hours to stop the flow of the water that spilled onto the streets and into homes.
It happened right at Roland Therrien Blvd and Desormeaux.
Looking down at her flooded basement, Gyslene Lachance had to fight back tears. Everything in her basement including her expensive comic book series could be seen floating in the water.
"I feel terrible she says, really bad. I never expected this to happen."
Longueuil officials are not sure what caused the 30-year old watermain to break. Spokesperson Jacques Tetrault explains why it took so long to cap.
"There are many arteries leading to this main watermain," he says, "and there was a lot of water in the area where the plumbing is located."
Workers will be spending the day pumping water out of homes. The extent of the damage not yet known.
Video/Photos: Laura Casella