NEWTON, Mass. - A major water main break that shut down Needham Street in Newton on Wednesday afternoon has been repaired.
Water main under Needham St repaired. Water service restored. Needham St open to thru traffic at 7:30 for a.m. commute. Expect lane closures and delays until road is restored. pic.twitter.com/RwuoRjHw68— Mayor’s Office, City of Newton (@NewtonMAMayor) July 18, 2019
Water was restored around 7:30 a.m. Thursday as officials worked to open the roads back up for traffic. However, delays are expected as final repairs are made.
Continue to Avoid the area of Needham street. We have a major water leak and had to shut the road down. #newtonma We have multiple agencies working; @newtonpolice @DpwNewton pic.twitter.com/YDm5YBQmDB— Newton Fire (@NewtonFireDept) July 17, 2019
Newton's Department of Public Works said many homes and businesses in the area were left without water for hours.
Traffic Advisory: Needham St. is closed due to a Water Main break. Please see alternative routes and expect major delays in the area. pic.twitter.com/V4J8nRqti1— Newton Police (@newtonpolice) July 17, 2019
Multiple agencies worked to contain the leak and clean up the area.
#BREAKING: Sky25 over major water main break on Needham Street in #Newton.— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) July 17, 2019
This is a VERY BUSY business and residential area near Route 128/Highland Ave.
Needham Street is CLOSED.
Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/HM73PhLsxz
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