People should expect delays as crews continue to work to fix a water main break that has closed down part of Huntington Avenue in Boston. The work will continue through Thursday evening and the road will be repaired Friday or Saturday, officials said.
The break happened Wednesday night near the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Ring Road, according to Boston police. Huntington is closed between Exeter and West Newton streets, police said, and will be for "an extended period of time."
No injuries have been reported.
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The Boston Water and Sewer Commission said the 20-inch pipe runs along Huntington, and a smaller one goes down Harcourt. As of late Wednesday night, officials were not sure exactly where the break was.
Neighborhood residents first noticed water bubbling from the ground around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Soon after, streams of water began shooting from the ground, reaching a height equivalent to three stories.
Workers at nearby Jaho Coffee thought it was a torrential downpour.
"I took a closer look and realized the water was coming from the ground and not the sky," manager Bridget Lindstrom said.
While the water and sewer commission said it's not aware of anyone losing water, some people who live in the area said they were going to buy water from the store after saying theirs was shut off.