Work crews divert traffic on McBride Street to repair a water main break on June 1 (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

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Seventh Avenue East at McBride Street is expected to be closed to through traffic for the weekend of June 2.

A water main break was discovered on May 29, on a water pipe that is approximately 50 years old and nearing the end of its lifecycle.

“We currently have staff doing a condition assessment in consideration of a full replacement of the water line between Sixth and Eighth Avenue. It will be closed for the remainder of the weekend and potentially longer as we look at a longer-term project for that area,” said Veronika Stewart, the communications manager for the city of Prince Rupert.

A lane on McBride Street has been closed, and traffic is being redirected to two lanes. In the meantime, vehicles are asked to drive down Sixth and Eighth Avenue, and Bowser Street rather than on Seventh Avenue East.

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Stewart said water main breaks are common in springtime with the thaw and freeze cycle of the water in the pipes.

More to come.

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