Water main breaks
Neal Gaffey watched the flooding at Harrison Avenue and East Brookline Street late last night.
Andrea shows us the aftermath of a water-main break at Berkeley and Appleton streets in the South End this morning.
Sera Congi shows the damage.
BosGuy woke up without water this morning, went outside to investigate and found a water-main break at Washington and Waltham.
Firefighters are on scene; police have shut Centre Street between the Stop & Shop and Columbus Avenue.
Beth shows us the results of a water-main break on Washington Street in Chinatown this afternoon.
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.
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.
Kristie Helms shows us the water-main break on Kneeland Street near South Station this morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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