Crews isolate water main break in Harvard Square


FOR SUSPECTS NDOUR CHESTER. CHAOS. A WATER MAIN BREAK OPENS A MASSIVE SINK HOLE. TONIGHT CREWS HAVE ISOLATED THAT BRECK AND NEWS CENTER FIVE SAYS REPAIRS ARE UNDERWAY. A BIG JOB AND WORK STARTED AS SOON AS THE WATER DEPARTMENT GOT THE CALL AROUND 11:30 THURSDAY NIGHT. THE WATER MAIN THAT BROKE AND IT GOES UNDER A DUCT BANK AND GOES UNDER AND COMES BACK UP. SO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO NOW IS CUT IT OUT ON EACH SIDE AND REPAIR IT. THESE ARE PIECES OF THE BROKEN WATER MAIN THAT GAVE WAY. THE BREAK SENT WATER GUSHING OUT FLOODING THE INTERSECTION AND SEVERAL BUSINESSES. OWNER ADAM HIRSCH WAS SHOCKED WHEN HE WAS HOW MUCH WATER WAS IN THE BASEMENT STORAGE AREA. IT WAS HIGH ENOUGH FOR US TO BE CONCERNED. IT LED TO DELAYED OPENING.

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