Water main breaks

By - 11/10/17 - 9:05 am

Rick Macomber shows us Boston's latest body of water caused by a broken water main, at Charles and Revere streets on Beacon Hill shortly before 4 a.m.

By - 10/12/17 - 9:20 am
South End flooded road

Neal Gaffey watched the flooding at Harrison Avenue and East Brookline Street late last night.

By - 9/23/17 - 10:04 am
Burst water main in the South End

Andrea shows us the aftermath of a water-main break at Berkeley and Appleton streets in the South End this morning.

By - 11/30/16 - 7:45 am
Flooded Chinatown

Rob Colonna shows us what happens when a water main bursts in Chinatown, in this case where Kneeland and Stuart meet at Washington, around 5:30 a.m.

Katie Bell chronicled the early morning flooding caused by a 20-inch main cracking: Read more.

By - 6/8/16 - 7:40 am
Water-main break on Washington Street in the South End

BosGuy woke up without water this morning, went outside to investigate and found a water-main break at Washington and Waltham.

By - 4/17/16 - 8:44 am

WHDH reports several streets flooded when the main gave way this morning at West Broadway and D Street. Stanley Staco reports the break, around 5 a.m., caused a large sinkhole.

By - 11/23/15 - 9:17 pm

Firefighters are on scene; police have shut Centre Street between the Stop & Shop and Columbus Avenue.

By - 10/28/15 - 1:06 pm
Water gushing down street in Chinatown

Beth shows us the results of a water-main break on Washington Street in Chinatown this afternoon.

By - 10/20/15 - 5:52 pm

On Washington Street just north of the Dedham line. So now parts of West Roxbury don't have water. As of 5:30 p.m., BWSC crews were still on scene working to restore service. At least water wasn't geysering out of the trench onto the street.

UPDATE, 11:15 p.m. Kerry Sweeney reports the water is back, but it's brown.

H/t Tim Sullivan.

By - 10/6/15 - 2:27 pm
North End mud after flood

Hkergrrl shows us the mess left behind by this morning's water-main break in the North End.

By - 10/6/15 - 7:24 am
Flooding in front of Bova's in the North End this morning

Photo by Gabor Korodi. See it larger.

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a water-main rupture at Prince and Salem streets sent water cascading through the neighborhood and leaving residents with little to no water pressure.

By - 9/30/15 - 8:15 am
Kneeland Street water-main break in Chinatown

Kristie Helms shows us the water-main break on Kneeland Street near South Station this morning.

By - 9/4/15 - 8:20 am
Workers at big water-main break in Cambridge

The hole at 7 a.m. Photo by Erik Maki. See it larger.

Cambridge Police report on the water-main break at JFK and Mt. Auburn streets this morning:

Inbound traffic to Harvard Square from Memorial Drive will be closed. Traffic coming east from Mt. Auburn Street will be diverted to Eliot to JFK Street outbound to Memorial Drive. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area during the AM commute and likely through the weekend.

Without water, some businesses have shut.

By - 8/10/15 - 10:59 pm
BWSC workers at work in East Boston

This is the scene on Cottage Street in East Boston tonight. Kevin Tremko swears those are BWSC workers figuring out how to repair the damage from tonight's water-main break, but it's hard not to imagine it's really scientists trying to figure out what to do about some unspeakable horror unleashed on the unsuspecting neighborhood in a 1950s horror movie.

By - 7/20/15 - 5:44 pm

A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.

By - 2/24/15 - 8:21 am

Firefighters and police are at 564 Massachusetts Ave., where a cracked water main has put four feet of water into the basement and sent water bubbling up through the sidewalk outside.

By - 2/21/15 - 11:52 am
Cambridge water-main break near Kendall Square.

Note the marina dock savers on the left.

Chelsie Ouellette shows us the water-main break on Portland Street at Harvard Street in Cambridge, which she reports has been gushing since 7 a.m.

Bridgette Hylton wonders when it will be frozen enough for a skating party.

By - 1/4/14 - 6:46 pm

Boston MA - Water Pipe Break Floods Bowdoin Street & Area - 1/4/14

Another water main burst this afternoon, this time under Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill, buckling the roadway and sending a flood down the hill onto Cambridge Street, which had to be shut as well. At least this time, no bus or truck got eaten.

Brian D'Amico, who took the video, also posted photos of the watery mess.

By - 6/9/13 - 8:30 am

At North and Congress streets.

UPDATE, 11:55 a.m.: The city reports Congress remains shut from State to North, on the northbound side only, as BWSC makes repairs.