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The motor vehicle issuing office on 49 Street could be closed for the duration of the week due to damaged pipes.

“We can confirm that the driver and motor vehicle issuing office in Yellowknife is closed after a drainpipe malfunctioned during heavy rain on Monday, which resulted in flooding,” stated Greg Hanna, Infrastructure department spokesperson in an email, Tuesday.
The GNWT Department of Infrastructure issued a Tweet on Tuesday stating that the motor vehicle office will be closed. The issue is related to a damaged pipe and subsequent flooding at the 49 Street location.
photo screenshot from Twitter
“The issuing office, which is located on the main floor of the building, is the only area affected.”
Hanna said the office, located in the Tatsaotı̨̀ne Building at 5015 – 49th Street in Yellowknife, will be closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday,  and “could remain closed for the remainder of the week.”
There is signage up in front of the building.
The GNWT Department of Infrastructure put a sign in the window of its motor vehicle issuing office on Tuesday stating that the office would be closed Aug. 11.The department stated in an email that in fact the office could be closed for the duration of the week as staff are contending with a damaged pipe and subsequent flooding in the office.
Simon Whitehouse/NNSL photo

Services will be available for clients by phone and some help will be available on the department website.

“The damage is still being assessed, after which we will have a better cost estimate,” he stated, adding that further updates will be made throughout the week.

“It is too soon to know when repairs may be completed.”
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Simon Whitehouse

Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. He came from Prince Edward County, Ont., and obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University...

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