Water floods the 3500 block of 40th Avenue in Vernon Friday. (Carol Giffen photo)

Flooding ‘collapses’ Vernon city street

Alexis Park area residents without water after suspected main break

  • Sep. 10, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Water flooded a Vernon street Friday afternoon and saw the road collapse.

Residents in the 3500 block of 40th Avenue reported their street was flooded around noon, Sept. 10.

City of Vernon crews was quick to the Alexis Park area, but not before some substantial damage occurred.

“The road is collapsing under the water,” resident Carol Giffen said in a Facebook post warning people not to drive down the road.

“The water main that broke is by the church and the water flowed down the street and came up thru all the cracks in the road.”

Crews have turned the water off and told Giffen it will be back on in a couple of hours.

“They have been pounding the pavement to try and level it. They say the work won’t be finished today,” Giffen told the Morning Star.

Stacy Lynn said this is not the first time this section of road has been flooded.

“The same thing happened to us in September of 2016 in the same area.”

The 2016 flood caused contaminated water to flow into the lower level of Kal Tire Place, causing considerable repairs to be made.

READ MORE: Repairs continue at Vernon’s Kal Tire Place

The Morning Star has reached out to the City of Vernon for more information. Check back for updates as they become available.

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