Story by Twila Amato,

COURTENAY, B.C. – The water main on 17th Street between Piercy Avenue and McPhee Avenue is closed for emergency repairs.

The waterworks crew is now on site to fix the break, which could last until 4:00 PM, according to a notice from the City of Courtenay on Facebook.

The repair could mean lower water pressure for homes in the area, and a full water shutdown once the procedure is complete.

More updates will be released as information becomes available.