Traffic is diverted around construction on Highway 19A and through a large puddle of water at Hidden Harbour on Friday, May 1. The water is groundwater overflowing a trench dug for sewer service work and is not broken water main. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

Huge puddle accumulates at Highway 19A construction site

Construction zone is on Campbell River arterial road

A large puddle of water accumulated at the bottom of Hidden Harbour Hill on Friday morning.

Construction on Highway 19A was underway at the location where groundwater started coming up in and overflowing a trench being dug for sewer service work. It was not a water main break.

RELATED: Campbell River to restart Highway 19A construction

City communication advisor Julie Douglas said it is not unusual to have this happen during a this kind of work, given the ground conditions. Work is actively underway to pump and clean the water, then return it to the storm drain system.

The overflow has not interrupted services and does not affect nearby residences, Douglas said.


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Traffic had to be diverted around construction on Highway 19A and through a large puddle of water at Hidden Harbour on Friday, May 1. The water is groundwater overflowing a trench dug for sewer service work and is not broken water main. Photo by Alistair Taylor – Campbell River Mirror

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