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A water main break in Saanich has caused disruptions to Lambrick Secondary School, the Gordon Head Recreation Centre, and nearby residence Thursday morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., the District of Saanich was alerted to a water main break on Torquay Drive and performed an emergency shut off.

The break caused Lambrick Secondary School and the Gordon Head Recreation Centre to shut down for the day, and is affecting a small number of residence on the 4100-block of Torquay Drive and on Judoba Place.

Lambrick Secondary School has cancelled classes for the day, but staff are remaining at the high school until all of the students have been picked up by their parents.

Meanwhile, Gordon Head Recreation Centre is expected to reopen at 1 p.m..

So far, there have been no reports of damage in the area and Saanich crews are working to repair the water main as soon as possible.

District of Saanich spokesperson Kelsie McLeod told Victoria Buzz that crews are hoping to have repairs finished within the next 4 to 5 hours (approximately 6 p.m.)

The cause of the break is currently unknown, but is under investigation.