That’s exactly how some people described a scene in Vancouver which halted rush hour traffic at West Georgia and Hornby streets in downtown on Monday evening.
There is a water main break at West Georgia and Hornby. City crews will be working through the night on repairs, aiming to finish by the morning. pic.twitter.com/j53lVJSKm5— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) September 24, 2019
The City of Vancouver confirmed a water main break at the location, which is in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
As water the erupted, tiny rocks rained down, witnesses reported, adding the water sprayed several storeys into the air.
Crews were dispatched to the site. After working through the night, the break has been repaired, however the City of Vancouver notes that two lanes of West Georgia Street eastbound between Hornby and Howe will be closed till mid-morning Tuesday for pavement repair.
UPDATE: the water main break at W. Georgia and Hornby is repaired after crews worked all night. NOTE: two lanes eastbound between Hornby and Howe will be closed till mid-morning for pavement repair. Please plan alternate route. #Vantraffic @NEWS1130Traffic @AM730Traffic— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) September 24, 2019
– With files from Castanet