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'Not uncommon' to experience multiple water main breaks per week this time of year: City of Kitchener

The city has seen 12 since the start of February
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The City of Kitchener responded to six emergency water main breaks Monday morning.

The city says, "due to the cold temperature we normally experience at this time of year, it's not uncommon for us to experience a few water main breaks a week."

Problem areas in Kitchener include, Belmont Avenue between Jack Avenue and Victoria Street South, Birch Avenue between Guelph Street and Arnold Street, Dumfries Avenue between Edna Street and Chapel Street, Jean Avenue, Lyndhurst Drive, Harold Avenue, and Meadowbrook Drive.

Work is still in progress on Harold Avenue, according to the city. It expects water to be back on late this evening.

Crews continue to work on Lyndhurst Drive and Belmont Avenue, to repair infrastructure in order to restore service.

The city is urging homeowners to remove icicles, where possible, from overhead eaves troughs.

Also, watch for any buildup of freezing rain, and avoid piling snow against gas or water meters.

For a list of winter safety tips, check out the City of Kitchener's website.

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