Westbound Lake Shore Blvd. reopens after early morning watermain break

    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - The westbound lanes of Lake Shore Blvd. have
been reopened, following a watermain break that closed it to all traffic early
this morning.
    The westbound lanes reopened at approximately 2:30 p.m. today. The
eastbound lanes are expected to remain closed for the next 24 to 36 hours.
    The closure was the result of a watermain break which occurred on
Lake Shore Blvd. in the east bound lane, approximately 15 to 20 meters from
the east side of the intersection, on Monday April 23, at approximately 3 a.m.
Toronto Water crews were dispatched to the location at Lake Shore Blvd. near
Lower Simcoe and Reese Sts. Both east and westbound lanes were closed to
    Travelers intending to use the eastbound lanes should monitor media
reports over the next 24 hours, prior to beginning their travels, to learn if
and when they are open to traffic.
    There were similar breaks along this stretch of Lake Shore Blvd. in the
fall of 2006, and the City has approved the replacement of the watermain in
question, scheduled for later this year. Council recently approved a water
rate increase to fund the replacement of Toronto's aging infrastructure.

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