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Sewer main breaks in Paradise, repairs expected Sunday

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Taps are dry in some parts of Paradise. - SaltWire File Photo

Break on St. Thomas Line

The town of Paradise says a sewer main break has occurred on St. Thomas Line, between Topsail road and Carlingford Street.

The break occurred at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, but the town says there are no interruptions in service associated with the break.

Pumper trucks will remain on scene throughout the evening, with the contractor expected to begin repairs on Sunday morning.

Paradise has seen some of the highest snowfall amounts in the province during the weekend blizzard.

Environment Canada meteorologist Rodney Barney tweeted an estimate of 91 centimetres of snow falling on the town between January 17 and 18, the second highest estimate behind Mount Pearl, with 93 centimetres of snow.

On top of that, the town issued notice at 6:48 p.m. on Friday of issues with the Donna Road Pump Station. The St. John’s Regional Water Station on Topsail road also experienced issued on Friday, leading to a conservation order issued at 10:45 p.m. Friday, but lifted at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

The town declared a state of emergency not long after the city of St. John’s, making the announcement at 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

All town facilities will be closed on Sunday, January 18, according to an update on Saturday afternoon.

The town remains under a state of emergency until Sunday morning, with an update expected by noon.

All businesses are to remain closed and non-emergency vehicles to be off the road during the state of emergency.

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