01/30/2013 07:56 EST | Updated 04/01/2013 05:12 EDT

Saint-Michel Boulevard flooded by water main break

Montreal police are directing traffic around a water main break early this morning in the borough of Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

The rupture happened around 2:15 a.m. and flooded a stretch of Saint-Michel Boulevard.

The road is closed in both directions between Masson Street and Laurier Avenue.

Const. Dany Richer said the road will likely remain closed for much of the day.

City workers are on the scene to stop the water and begin the cleanup and repair work.

The flood in the Rosemont neighbourhood comes only two days after a water main ruptured in downtown Montreal, flooding a large perimeter and forcing the closure of some buildings on McGill University's campus.