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Calgary Farmer's Market floods after water main break

Vendors work into the night in hopes of reopening for busy Christmas season

Vendors were working late into Wednesday night to ensure they could reopen the market on Thursday.

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Vendors were working late into Wednesday night to ensure they could reopen the market on Thursday.

Staff and vendors at the Calgary Farmer's market were working hard to open for business Thursday, despite a water main break in the building Wednesday afternoon.

Acting Battalion Chief Frank Ostrow with the Calgary Fire Department said they were called in to assist city water crews at the site.

A 10-inch water main broke inside the building and began flooding the area.

Crews had to shut off four valves before they could stop the flow of water.

The Farmer's Market is home to over 70 vendors.

The Calgary Farmer's Market Twitter account said they were hoping to get temporary water service from the city.

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