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Water off for hundreds of Vernon residents

Emergency repairs underway and could take 8 hours or longer

City crews are conducting emergency repair work in the Okanagan Landing area today (Wednesday), on two separate water main valves.

Yesterday, crews replaced a valve on the main line that services a large portion of the Okanagan Landing, portions of the Commonage, and Predator Ridge. That repair was completed and water service was restored last evening.

“Unfortunately, two new valve leaks were discovered today, both of which require immediate attention,” the city said.

Until further notice, properties in the following areas will experience a temporary water outage:

• 6335 - 7090 Okanagan Landing Rd

• Lakeshore Rd (from Okanagan Landing Rd to 2691 Lakeshore Rd)

• Marshall Fields

• Cummins Rd

• Dallas Rd

• Captain Bailey Rd and Captain Bailey Way

• Willow Park Rd

• Longacre Dr to Apollo Rd and Upper Apollo Rd

Additionally, properties in the following areas are asked to maintain minimized water usage:

• Properties west of the 7000 block of Okanagan Landing Rd to the border of the Outback

• Sunset Properties

• Whitepoint Road

• Predator Ridge

The service interruption is expected to last approximately eight hours, and the service interruption area could expand without notice.

Single lane alternating traffic will be set up in the areas where crews are working on the repairs. Motorists traveling in the area should expect minor travel delays, and are reminded to slow down in construction zones and obey all traffic control measures.

“The city apologizes for any inconvenience this disruption may cause and thanks everyone for your patience and understanding.”

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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