Above average cold temperatures in the last few days are to blame for several watermain breaks in Sarnia on Friday (Jan. 5), including one that resulted in the closure of Christina Street North between Maxwell and Nelson Streets.
Bryan Prouse, Sarnia operations supervisor, called the accident “freaky.”
Water from the break had been pouring down the east side of Christina Street, leaving a frozen pool at Christina and Exmouth.
When the roadway collapsed, it effectively pinpointed where the break had occurred, at the west side of the road. Workers had first thought the break was on the east side.