Service restored to 16 buildings in South Boston after large water main break

Crews working to repair water main break that cut service to 16 buildings in South Boston

BOSTON — At least 16 buildings had water service turned off after a water main break on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston Thursday morning.

The break, which happened late Wednesday near 480 Dorchester Avenue, was in a 12-inch water main, according to the Boston Water and Sewer Commission.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the BWSC said the main had been repaired and water service had been restored to customers along Dorchester Avenue.

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The BWSC had said in a 6 a.m. tweet that repairs were nearing completion and water service would be restored “shortly.”

At least 16 buildings had water shut off, along with four fire hydrants, as crews work to repair the water main.

Alger Street to Andrew Square was closed to traffic as repairs were made, BWSC said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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