Damaged pipe sends water jet taking pictures into the air in Thornhill


Some Thornhill residents out for a stroll bought a shock after they seemed as much as discover a large jet of water taking pictures skyward Thursday morning.

A CP24 viewer out for a stroll captured the video of the shock water fountain as she walked alongside Centre Avenue towards Dufferin Avenue.

She estimated the water was taking pictures about 100 toes into the air.

Water was shut off to the realm shortly earlier than midday in order that crews may perform their work, York Regional Police stated.

In a tweet, York Area stated the jet was brought on by a damaged water hydrant.

Nonetheless in an e-mail to CP24.com, the Metropolis of Vaughan stated the gushing water was brought on by a service connection that gave means.

“A service connection put in for a brand new growth gave means, inflicting a big quantity of water to be launched,” town stated in its e-mail. “In response, Metropolis of Vaughan workers quickly shut off water to make the realm protected.”

One family is at the moment with out water and town stated it’s “actively working to reinstate it.”

“Based mostly on the obtainable info, the restore must be accomplished inside 24 hours,” metropolis officers stated.

Whereas it’s not clear what induced the service line to provide means, it comes after a number of days of sub-zero temperatures.

On Thursday morning, the Metropolis of Toronto issued a reminder to Toronto residents to take measures to forestall pipes from freezing.

“With the continued forecasted nighttime temperatures dropping under minus 10 levels Celsius for the following week, the Metropolis of Toronto urges residents to take the mandatory precautions to forestall the water pipes inside their house from freezing,” town stated. “Frozen water pipes can result in important and dear property injury ought to they burst, leading to no water for a number of days, relying on the severity of the repairs.”

Some ideas embody ensuring heat air can flow into round plumbing, sealing air leaks to forestall chilly air from getting in, and protecting storage doorways closed if there are water provide traces there.

Centre Avenue was closed between Wade Gate and Vaughan Boulevard, however the street has since reopened.