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Water main breaks

By adamg - 4/16/20 - 9:52 am

Greg Cook reports on the aftermath of the flooding on Harrison Avenue after a 30-inch water main burst - filling basements used by local artists with water and forcing the evacuation of many residents.

By adamg - 4/14/20 - 9:39 pm
Flooging on Harrison Avenue

A major water-main break under Harrison Avenue at Perry Street shortly after 9:15 p.m. has buckled the street, swallowed cars, created water problems as far away as G Street in South Boston and forced Eversource to turn off the power in nearby buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 4:12 pm

BWSC reports a water main on High Street near Pearl Street downtown cracked open around 2 p.m. and that crews are now busy replacing it.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 11:16 pm

WBZ reports a water main under Richmond Street in the North End broke today, flooding the street a week after a water main under Richmond Street broke, flooding the street.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 9:03 am
Flooded Richmond Street in the North End

The Boston Fire Department reports a water main burst on Richmond Street between Hanover and North streets around 5:15 a.m. BWSC workers are on scene trying to repair the main.

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By adamg - 6/15/19 - 7:55 pm

A water-main break at 710 Gallivan Blvd., across from the CVS, has flooded and shut the road. Several buildings along Gallivan have taken on water.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 11:22 am
Flooded State Street in downtown Boston

Neal Gaffey shows us you'll need waders or maybe a kayak if you want to get around State Street downtown. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 3:46 pm

Boston Police report Arlington Street is shut between Parsons and Market streets due to a burst BWSC water main. BWSC has rushed workers to the scene and is advising nearby residents they might see brownish/yellowish water and that the should switch to bottled water for cooking or drinking.

By adamg - 3/24/19 - 1:00 pm

NBC Boston reports a broken water main has Tufts Medical Center to shut its emergency room to ambulances because of low water pressure. Flooding also forced the hospital to tell ambulance so to stay away on March 7.

By adamg - 3/12/19 - 8:02 am
Buckled pavement after water-main break in the Back Bay

Rick Macomber shows us the aftermath of the water-main break at Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street last night.

By adamg - 3/11/19 - 10:13 pm

You might want to avoid the area around a broken water main there. BPD officers are there to help guide you somewhere else as BWSC workers struggle to contain the might flow, which has now inundated Exeter between Newbury and Marlborough and forced the evacuation of some buildings.

By adamg - 10/14/18 - 10:13 am
Flooding at Bunker Hill Community College

The Boston Fire Department reports a water-main break brought firefighters and BWSC and Eversource workers rushing to Bunker Hill Community College around 5:45 a.m.

By adamg - 2/18/18 - 12:09 pm

Good thing we didn't have any real flooding today, no? Robert Fallon shows us the cascading water in the Broadway Red Line stop around 10 a.m., the result of a water-main break.

By adamg - 2/7/18 - 11:08 am

BWSC crews are on site at Brookline Avenue and Francis Street, where a sinkhole has opened up, restricting Francis Street to just one lane between Binney Street and Brookline Avenue.

Brigham and Women's Hospital has sent an alert to staffers: Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/18 - 8:46 am
Flooded Congress Street in downtown Boston

Cybah got downtown early enough today to watch the rapids on Congress Street, between City Hall and Faneuil Hall, caused by a broken water main.

Nate Morrow arrived in time to watch the repair crew at work: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/18 - 8:21 pm
Geyser on Huntington Avenue

Jessica Feldish got some video of an MWRA water main turned geyser on Huntington Avenue outbound, at the Brookline line just past where it goes under the Jamaicaway. Needless to say, avoid the area.

By adamg - 11/11/17 - 9:53 am
Geyser in Cambridge

Biotechnical watched Cambridge's new water attraction at Cambridge and 5th streets this morning.

Jessica Feldish took some video of the geyser: Read more.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 10/31/17 - 7:35 am

A water-main break has basically shut Sullivan Square. Broadway in East Somerville is shut. Buses are being diverted.

By adamg - 10/15/17 - 9:40 am
Burst water main in Roslindale

Kristie Helms probably thought about breaking out a rowboat this morning after a water main on Cliffmont Street, off Canterbury, broke this morning, sending water gushing into the street.

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