Flooding in LRT tunnel blamed on faulty pump and heavy rain

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By Jenn Pritchard, 1310 News, October 2, 2018

A photo of flooding in the LRT tunnel landed in the hands of the Ottawa and District Labour Council recently, raising some concern for the safety of its workers.

Sean McKenny, President of the ODLC, said that he later learned the photo may have been taken after a heavy rain storm in July.

McKenny said when he saw the photo, his first thought went to the safety of the workers in the tunnel with the amount of water and how murky it was, there were concerns for those working with electrical equipment or trying to walk through the area.