Watermain break leads to major delays on Hamilton Mountain

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Published February 16, 2023 at 8:27 am

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A watermain break Thursday morning on the Hamilton Mountain created traffic headaches on Upper James. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Motorists should try to avoid one of the city’s busiest traffic arteries on Thursday.

The City of Hamilton says crews have been working to repair a watermain break on Upper James.

Lanes are being restricted between Mohawk Rd. and Fennell Ave.

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Work is not expected to be wrapped up until at least 4 p.m.

The Hamilton Police Service tweeted at 7:55 a.m. that “this will likely cause major delays.”

“Consider taking (alternative) routes today,” added Police.

The watermain break occurred near 730 Upper James, located roughly across from the Canadian Tire plaza near Mohawk.

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