Residents complained of foul smells in the area when a broken sewage main caused the closure of part of Point Finger Road today.

A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said the break occurred opposite King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

“The City’s crews responded immediately to the line break to begin repair works,” she said.

“The City’s engineer along with his teams are liaising with the appropriate Government resources to triage the situation.”

As a result, she said: “A closure for Point Finger Road will be in effect until the repair works are completed and will impact access to and from Point Finger Road, however the hospital can still be accessed via Berry Hill Road.

“The city apologises to the area’s residents and businesses for the inconvenience. The City’s crews are working feverishly to correct the issue.”

Anyone with direct concerns is asked to contact Patrick Cooper, City engineer and COO at