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Water main breaks

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 2:17 pm

BWSC crews are on scene at Neponset Circle to fix a burst water main that has resulted in discolored water in Dorchester and at Mt. Vernon and Hancock streets on Beacon Hill for a water-main break that the commission says has not affected service there.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 9:21 am

A water main burst Monday afternoon at Spring Park and Chestnut avenues, leaving residents near the Stony Brook T stop without water all night and into this morning. BWSC reports it hopes to have the water restored by noon.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 11:43 pm
Water main break, flooded road in Dorchester

BWSC responds to another water-main break. Photo by John Smith.

Shortly before 10 p.m., the BWSC reported a water-main burst under Columbia Road where ht passes under the Southeast Expressway, near JFK/UMass station.

By adamg - 10/18/20 - 9:53 pm

Boston Fire and BWSC crews are in the area of Summer and Purchase streets dealing with a water-main break (video). One resident of Thomas Park in South Boston reports water-pressure problems there and across City Point. Some of the water has gotten into the southbound O'Neill Tunnel.

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By adamg - 8/25/20 - 1:11 pm

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission reports a crew is at Centre and South streets in West Roxbury, where they've shut off a water main so it can fix a leak in the big pipe.

By adamg - 7/29/20 - 11:46 pm

A water main gave way on Dorchester Avenue near Middle Street and now the road is a lake.

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.

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.

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