North York road closed after water main break causes street to buckle

North York road closed after water main break causes street to buckle

A road in North York is closed after a major water main break overnight in a cast iron pipe that dates from the 1960s.

Toronto police said they received a call about the water main break on Fenmar Drive west of Signet Drive at about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Water rushed out after the break and caused the road to heave, cracking and buckling it. There was water across the entire road.

"There's a hole in the road and there's lots of water," Const. Craig Brister said.

Fenmar Drive is closed from Weston Road to Signet Drive. 

Toronto Water crews on scene

Crews from Toronto Water are at the scene. An investigation is underway.

Kazia Fraser, acting senior communications co-ordinator for Toronto Water, said in an email that a break occurred in the water service, or a pipe owned by the city, that leads to a building at 64 Signet Dr.

She said the pipe that broke is a 200 mm cast iron pipe dating from 1963. 

"Currently, no one is without water," Fraser said.

Repairs are expected to be completed on Tuesday and she said the road should be open by Wednesday morning or sooner.