Strathmore Road and Goldstream Avenue were shut down after emergency crews were called a little after 8 p.m. Tuesday for a major water main break.

UPDATED: Langford homes evacuated after water main break

Break at the corner of Goldstream Avenue and Strathmore Road, several homes without water

A water main break at the corner of Goldstream Avenue and Strathmore Road has caused flooding to several homes in the area.

Some residences have been evacuated after a hole surfaced on Strathmore Road and traffic was being diverted off Goldstream Avenue between Jacklin and Peatt roads. Traffic was expected to return to normal for the morning commute.

BC Transit was brought in Tuesday night to provide shelter for anybody who was evacuated from their homes.

Emergency crews were called to the area just after 8 p.m. Tuesday after the eight-inch pipe broke. Eleven homes in the area and one condo building are without water. The Capital Region District anticipates water service will be reinstated sometime Wednesday morning.

When water service is restored, the CRD, in consultation with Island Health, has issued a boil water advisory for residents in the impacted area.

The boil water advisory will be removed when Island Health is satisfied the drinking water does not pose a health concern. In the meantime, residents are asked to boil all household tap water vigorously for one minute.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


A boil water advisory is in effect for Langford residents impacted by a water main break on Goldstream Avenue. (Map courtesy of the CRD)

Just Posted

Jeff Montgomery claims another Strawberry Cup at Western Speedway

Langford-based Montgomery family has deep roots at the track

Tackling ‘one fear after another:’ ‘Spirit Orca’ swimmers ready for next challenge

Victoria swimmers with developmental disabilities preparing for ocean relay in Great Bear Rainforest

Verdict expected on July 22 in trial of care aide accused of sexual assault

Closing arguments heard Monday in Victoria courtroom

Victoria HarbourCats edge Elks in series opener

Claire Eccles’ jersey retired at Monday’s game

Oak Bay mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of inquest into overdose death

Jury to make recommendations based on death of Elliot Eurchuk, 16

First ever Indigenous person to join the RCMP to be honoured in B.C.

Hawk Kelly said becoming a Mountie was his dream job as a kid

Sexting teens at risk of harms including depression, substance use: study

Use of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were also found to be associated with sexting

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

International Trade Minister Jim Carr described the decision as ‘very significant’

Dash-cam video in trial of accused B.C. cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Most Read