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Chinatown gets a river when old water main gives out

Washington Street flooding in Chinatown

Rachel McKinney raced to high ground at Washington and Lagrange streets and watched the new Washington River in front of Jaho Coffee around 6 a.m.

BWSC says the main broke at Washington and Kneeland: A 12-inch pipe originally installed in 1904 that had last been relined in 2000.


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Old Main River, that Old Main River,
He must know somethin’
But he don’t say nothin’,
He just keeps rollin’,
He just keeps rollin’ along

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If that's what a 12 inch main rupture gets you just imagine the flood one of those old 24 inch ones would bring you. I'm not sure if the two footers are water or sewage though. Anyone know?

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