Burnaby watermain break displaces condo residents, shuts businesses

A watermain break is causing a massive headache for hundreds of residents living in two condo towers in the Brentwood neighbourhood.

Shoolin Saini was in his condo when he heard a loud noise, prompting him to go downstairs to investigate where he saw a few other residents who were alerted to the commotion.

“The floor was absolutely shaking — really violently — almost like there was an earthquake happening right at the front door,” he said.

The rupture happened early Monday morning, impacting Tandem A and Tandem B, buildings at the corner of Dawson Street and Gilmore Avenue which have more than 800 combined units.

When the residents went down to the parkade, they were shocked by how the parking lot had turned into a lake, with water reaching the hood of some vehicles.

“I think the biggest danger was just the water because

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