Hot air pours Parliament Hill (literally) as West Block rehabilitation continues

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Plenty of hot air (literally) poured out of Parliament Hill on Sept. 5.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) issued a media advisory that day saying that “steam will be released at low pressure from Parliament Hill’s West Block construction site on September 5, 2017, between 5 pm and 9 pm.

“This will cause a continuous noise, with a plume of steam, to emanate from near the southwest corner of the Centre Block for approximately 4 hours. The effect will be similar to a previous steam blow-off on the Hill, which the government department recorded as a YouTube video (above).

The release of steam is being carried out to clean the underground pipes, PWGSC said.

For more information about the work underway, consult the web page about the rehabilitation of the West Block

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