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Jonathan Lachlan Stewart shows off 'famous Montreal geyser' in viral video

03/03/2015 11:17 EST | Updated 05/03/2015 05:59 EDT
Jonathan Lachlan Stewart, a Montreal-based actor, happened upon a geyser blasting water high into the sky on Montreal's St-Laurent Boulevard — and decided to make a video about it. 

The video was being circulated on social media Tuesday.

Acting as a mock tour guide of the geyser, which was caused by a broken water main at a construction site, Stewart jokes the water blasting high into the sky directly behind him is a "natural" occurrence. 

"Hi, we're in Montreal, Quebec, in front of the famous geyser," Stewart tells the camera.

"A little known fact — this geyser has existed in Montreal all these years and nobody has uncovered it."

The broken water main burst on Tuesday at around 2 a.m., leading to the closure of several blocks of St-Laurent, a main street running through Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

The road had reopened by around 10 a.m.

Another resident, who captured the geyser from farther afield, wondered why it took so long for city crews to arrive.

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