05/05/2014 03:34 EDT | Updated 07/05/2014 05:59 EDT

Major watermain break in Vaudreuil

A watermain break in Vaudreuil-Dorion has cut off water to approximately 9,000 homes in the area as well as the city's industrial park and commercial district.

City officials say the main break happened around 2 p.m. on St-Charles in front of the Cité-des-Jeunes secondary school.  The cause is unknown.

Officials say the water service, which was cut off in the Vaudreuil sector, should be restored by the end of the afternoon.

However, there will be a boil water advisory in place for an indefinite period after the water is back on. 

The Dorion sector is unaffected.