Kristie Helms probably thought about breaking out a rowboat this morning after a water main on Cliffmont Street, off Canterbury, broke this morning, sending water gushing into the street.
Neal Gaffey watched the flooding at Harrison Avenue and East Brookline Street late last night.
First the basement flooded at Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon on A Street. Then a water-main break sent water up into the restaurant's grease traps, causing a second, and smellier, flood. Read more.
Andrea shows us the aftermath of a water-main break at Berkeley and Appleton streets in the South End this morning.
"Winter Street is a freaking river" right now, Stephanie reports.
Vine Street in Charlestown is under a bit of water, Rob O'Brien advises.
Adam Castiglioni visited Wiget Street at Salem last night and this morning and sees the flooding continues.
Reed Street between East Lenox and Northampton streets could be shut for the rest of the day due to a water main that decided it just couldn't take the pressure anymore.
The roads around the Landmark Center are a mess this morning becuase of the flooding that Lindy captured around 6:30 a.m. She advised:
Avoid the area if you can. I was on foot so not bad but traffic/public trans is AWFUL
Rick Macomber captured some of the flooding even earlier, around 4:30 a.m. Read more.
UPDATE: BFD reports second worker drowned.
A water main gave way shortly before 1:10 p.m. at Dartmouth and Tremont streets, with at least one worker trapped as the water rushed in. Around 2:20 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reported firefighters were draining the trench to recover his body. Read more.
WBZ reports on a burst main that sent water cascading into the area around Rutherford Avenue and Arrow Street early this morning.
UPDATE: Jamaica Plain News reports on the exact cause. A giant block of granite was involved.
Late last night, a water main blew its gasket at Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue, flooding the intersection and knocking out water service to much of Jamaica Plain - leaving many residents this morning no way to take showers or make coffee. Read more.
BosGuy woke up without water this morning, went outside to investigate and found a water-main break at Washington and Waltham.
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