• Crews replace 20-feet of pipe after water main break on Comm. Ave.

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    BOSTON - A major water main break that caused massive flooding and building evacuations at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street Monday night has created issues for commuters as utility crews make repairs.

    Boston Fire said the break happened around 9:40 p.m., and about an hour later, six buildings had been evacuated due to water in the basements. Police closed the intersection to traffic as water gushed through the streets.

    Water in the area was shut off around 10:30 p.m. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission said early Tuesday that water would remain off "indefinitely" to buildings on Commonwealth Avenue, between Dartmouth and Exeter streets as crews begin digging into the streets to repair the water line.

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    Boston 25 News Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz said temperatures would be freezing overnight, potentially creating issues for the morning commute.

    There was no word on what led to the water main break or how long it would take to fix.

     

     

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