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.
Parts of #SalemMA may be experiencing discolored water and/or low pressure. If water is discolored, do not run hot water. For AM commuting hours access to the MBTA driveway road anticipated to only be possible from the eastbound side of Bridge St (left turn into MBTA access road) pic.twitter.com/Gd9v234iLT— City of Salem MA (@CityofSalemMA) June 14, 2019
The MBTA is recommending commuters allow extra time Friday morning.
UPDATE: Due to a water main break in the area on 6/13 evening, cars remain unable to enter/exit the Salem garage via Washington St. There is access from Bridge Street & Federal Street. Passengers are advised to allow for extra time in their trip as a precaution.— MBTA Commuter Rail (@MBTA_CR) June 14, 2019
The water flooded streets after the break Thursday night.
Water main break in Salem, MA on bridge street near the courthouse. Fire crews are helping pump water off the road. pic.twitter.com/Av23nQcFWh— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) June 14, 2019
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.
Please note that while restoration of water service is expected later this morning, part of Bridge St may remain closed until later in the day so crews can repair the roadway. Once water is back on, those with discolored water should run their cold tap until the water runs clear. https://t.co/pJWbFMnfT4— City of Salem MA (@CityofSalemMA) June 14, 2019
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