There Was a Brutal Water Main Break in Beacon Hill

Flooding from Charles and Revere streets has created a mess.

Photo via iStock.com/AlbertPego

A major water main break in Beacon Hill sent water gushing from the corner of Revere and Charles streets Friday morning, flooding the road, disrupting traffic in the area, and damaging sidewalks.

The rupture, at around 3:30 a.m. sprayed water that flowed down Revere Street all the way to Storrow Drive, reports CBS Boston, and all the way to Cambridge Street near the Charles/MGH MBTA stop. Most of the hubbub at the intersection ended around 8 a.m., but clean-up continues.

According to the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, neighbors should expect to see their water service disrupted.

Photos from the scene show it’s still in rough shape. Those poor sidewalks!


Spencer Buell Staff Writer at Boston Magazine sbuell@bostonmagazine.com


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