A water main break kept City of Saskatoon crews and emergency workers busy Sunday night.

Firefighters, police and city crews were called at about 9 p.m. to the intersection of Duchess Street and Third Avenue North, where a break left water flooding onto the street and sidewalk.

Traffic along Duchess was shut down to Seventh Avenue North, and police warned drivers and pedestrians to avoid areas near Warman Road and 33rd Street because of potential iciness.

Graders were used to clear the street of slush, and city crews completed cleanup work after midnight.

Several areas were sanded to combat icy conditions, according to the city.

The city said in an email rapid temperature changes, which can lead to ground shifts, can cause water pipes to break.