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Water Main Break Creates Sinkhole Near Emmanuel

Photo by Sophia Berardinelli ’19

A water main break at the intersection of Brookline Avenue, Park Drive, and Boylston Street occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7. The 12 inch water main flooded the intersection and several streets in the surrounding area, shutting down traffic and causing road closures.

Crews began working immediately to clear the area for traffic to pass through. However, a truck meant to help with the clean up by extracting water and debris sunk into a hole in the road created by the rushing water beneath.

Neither the truck’s driver nor any other crew members were injured. A tow truck has recently removed the Boston Water and Sewer Commission vehicle.

The pipe that burst was due to be replaced later on this spring.

Water has been shut down in the surrounding area from Park Drive to Kilmarnock Street, and it appears that Emmanuel has not been affected. Students are on Spring Break this week but the offices are open.

The clean up effort will continue throughout the day, effecting traffic all the way to Storrow Drive. Officials are encouraging commuters to avoid the Fenway area entirely if possible.

You can check out the original article from CBS Boston here.

Gina Gallagher is a staff writer for The Hub and can be reached at 

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