East Bridgewater

Dam Breaks, Flooding Neighborhood in East Bridgewater

There is no word yet on what caused the dam to break

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An earthen dam broke Friday in Halifax, Massachusetts, causing major flooding in a neighborhood downriver in East Bridgewater, according to police.

Bridgewater police said Pond Street is closed at the boat ramp, as water is overflowing the road and bridge near Robin's Pond. They said the road will be blocked and impassable until the water recedes and the bridge can be inspected to make sure it wasn't compromised.



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About six houses are currently impacted, including yard flooding and water in the basement.

Aerial footage showed Robin's Pond overflowing into homes and on streets after a dam broke Friday.

Aerial footage showed not only the submerged bridge but numerous area homes completely surrounded by water. Outdoor furniture and what appeared to be an inflatable pool could also be seen floating around one home.

Drone video showed entire yards underwater and one nearby resident whose home wasn't impacted by the flooding paddling around the neighborhood in a canoe.

PHOTOS: Homes, Streets Flood in East Bridgewater After Dam Breaks

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said on Twitter that it has personnel on-site supporting East Bridge Water and Halifax public safety teams with the flooding situation on the town line.

The flood water is currently receding, but officials are concerned that if a culvert doesn't hold it could cause additional flooding.

There is no word yet on what caused the dam to break in Halifax, a neighboring town to East Bridgewater.

No further details were immediately available.

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