Boston firefighters and ISD inspectors are busy this afternoon responding to buildings where water in pipes froze and burst the pipes, leading to floods of water.
Among the buildings affected: Boston College's Conte Forum, right in the middle of a basketball game, where a sprinkler pipe gave way. Firefighters and BC maintenance workers were able to shut the water without requiring any evacuations.
At least some guests had to be evacuated from the Back Bay Sheraton when a pipe there gave way. Firefighters also responded to the Yawkey Center, 450 Brookline Ave., for a burst pipe.
The Boston Fire Department reports that as of 6 p.m., firefighters had responded to 350 incidents - compared to 225 for a normal day - with most involving burst pipes pouring water onto electrical lines.