• Salem water main break repairs impacting MBTA Commuter Rail parking

    By: Mike Saccone

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    SALEM, Mass. - Crews have isolated a break in 20-inch water main that failed in Salem Thursday night, sending water gushing into the street, but the cleanup and repairs will impact Friday morning's commute.

    The break happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Bridge Street, near the access road to the Commuter Rail station. 

    The City of Salem wrote on Twitter that access to the MBTA parking garage for Friday morning will only be accessible from the eastbound side of Bridge Street.

    The MBTA is recommending commuters allow extra time Friday morning.

    The water flooded streets after the break Thursday night. 

    The city also advised Salem residents that the break could cause discolored water and low pressure. While most residents will have water restored in the morning, part of Bridge Street could remain closed until later in the day to repair the road.

     

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