There Was a Brutal Water Main Break in Beacon Hill

by Spencer Buell | November 10, 2017 10:09 am

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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.

Water is still flowing down Revere Street after an early morning water break on Beacon Hill. This is the intersection of Charles St. @nbcboston

— Jeff Saperstone (@JeffNBCBoston) November 10, 2017

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

@BOSTON_WATER crews are working to shorten impacted area. Residents on Revere St from Charles St to West Cedar will see disruptions to water service. Traffic in the area will be impacted as repairs are ongoing.

— BWSC (@BOSTON_WATER) November 10, 2017

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

Lots of road work to do in wake of Beacon Hill water main break. #Boston25

— Michael Henrich (@MichaelHenrich) November 10, 2017

Daylight on Beacon Hill and water is still flowing down Revere St to Charles Circle. #wcvb

— Josh Brogadir (@JoshBrogadirTV) November 10, 2017

Water main break at the intersection of Revere Street and Charles Street on Beacon Hill in Boston

— Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) November 10, 2017

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