A water main broke in Newton near the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday, affecting traffic on the highway.
Newton firefighters urged the public to avoid water flooding in Newton Corner by the on-ramp to the Pike about 12:31 p.m. Some nearby businesses are without water and were forced to close.
The ramp to the westbound side of the highway was closed for some time, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. It later reopened, but there were detours for drivers getting to the ramp.
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As of Friday night, the water main had been repaired, and crews were working to fill the hole back up with gravel to be repaved.