A 36-inch BWSC water main under Heath Street burst early this morning, flooding Heath, Walden and Minden streets. Read more.
Water main breaks
Heath Street in Jamaica Plain flooded after main breaks; water so high BFD had to bring in a special water-rescue truck
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The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reports a water main under St. James Street in Roxbury burst early this morning, ending water service to about 15 customers on the street and forcing the road to be shut down as repairs were made.
BWSC expected the repairs to the main to be finished tonight, but said restoring the road surface would require keeping the road shut on Monday.
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. Read more.
Live Boston reports Boston Fire and BWSC crews reported to A and West 3rd streets tonight after a water main went kablooie. BWSC has shut the water off, but expect road closures in the area.
WCVB reports on Boston's latest ruptured water main this time at Northampton Street and Massachusetts Avenue.
Charles Street turns into a lake and Public Garden Lagoon overflows its banks after water main pops at Charles and Boylston
Chris in 02134 shows us the new Lake Charles this morning. Earlier, he watched water bursting up at Charles and Beacon streets and flowing into the Public Garden Lagoon, which broke free from its artificial bounds and flooded the surrounding land: Read more.
Amy Weingarten Salvucci reports:
Water main break on Warrenton so Stuart street a bit of a mess
A BWSC water main under Huntington Avenue where it crosses Ring Road and Harcourt Street went kablooie late this afternoon, causing gusher that turned Huntington into a flooded mess.
The scene around 5:40 p.m.: Read more.
The Heights reports a broken water main at Comm. Ave. and Lake Street disrupted traffic and the Green Line and forced businesses at the B Line terminal to shut down after water flooded their basement.
BWSC says crews finished repairs to a burst water main at 100 Tremont St. in Brighton's Oak Square and restored water service at 12:55 this morning.
Shamus Moynihan noticed the water around 11:40 p.m. BWSC is on the way.
BWSC reports it had already shut off water in the area of Myrtle and Hancock streets for some repair work overnight when a contractor "broke a gate valve" at Hancock and Myrtle streets around 12:30 a.m., briefly creating a roaring river, complete with waterfalls. Read more.
Centre Street in Jamaica Plain gets an Old Faithful of its own; residents report little or brown water
Nora Räsänen forwarded her roommate's photo of Jamaica Plain's newest water attraction - a geyser on Centre Street at Parley Avenue.
SRS also noticed her blowing thar: Read more.
WBZ reports a broken water main sent water towering into the air at Congress and High streets this morning.
Workers inadvertently opened up a water main on Wyvern Street at Hyde Park Avenue across from Pagel Playground and now BWSC is on scene trying to plug the hole and restore the water flow. It's the same basic location where a National Grid gas main burst into flames on New Year's Eve in 2017.
Thar she blows! Read more.
Thar she blows: Water-main break shuts intersection of Dorchester Street and East 8th in South Boston
At 5:34 a.m., Ross Levanto reported:
Major water leak at the Troy Boston building, 266 East Berkeley in Ink Block, South End. Power is off and residents (including me) displaced.
A water-main break right in the circle has made it impossible, um, impassible. At 10:30 a.m., State Police said motorists should expect delays in the area for TEN HOURS. Read more.
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