Information on Major Water Main Break on Comm. Ave

The City of Boston is responding to a major water main break at Commonwealth Ave. / Exeter St. in the Back Bay resulting in significant flooding in the area.

Commonwealth Ave. will be closed for the foreseeable future from Gloucester St. to Dartmouth St. Please avoid the area.

Update: 1:11 pm

Water services have been restored and is safe to use. If water is discolored, run your tap for a few minutes until water is clear before using.  via BWSC 

Please note that Comm. Ave remains closed until repairs are complete.

Update: 10:30 am

Ongoing repairs are still in effect, INBOUND side of Comm. Ave between Dartmouth and Exeter continues to be w/o water service. We anticipate services to be restored by 5:00 PM or sooner. We anticipate that the intersection will not reopen today. Roadways restoration to follow. via BWSC

Update: 4:37 am

BWSC water and sewer operations pros working hard, widening hole to make repairs to 16 inch main running down Exeter St at Comm outbound. Crew making more room to work as gas main set just above the spot where the main is broken. via BWSC

Update: 2:16 am

Water service out indefinitely to buildings on Commonwealth Ave between Dartmouth and Exeter INBOUND SIDE ONLY. REPEAT INBOUND SIDE ONLY. via BWSC


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