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UPDATE: Vernon street reopened after flood

A block of 30th Avenue was closed while crews were on scene

A portion of main street was closed as crews dealt with water coming out of a business Thursday afternoon.

Water flowed out onto the road around 1:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

Vernon Fire Rescue Services were called to a report of a possible burst water pipe at the office building.

“Upon arrival, firefighters observed a significant amount of water coming from the front of the building and the smell of natural gas,” said Josh Winquist, Vernon communications officer. “As a precautionary measure, the building was evacuated while crews investigated the cause.”

A block of 30th Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, was blocked off by RCMP but has since reopened.

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Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Jennifer Smith

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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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