Some Streets In Jamaica Plain Experienced Flooding After A Water Main Break

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BOSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Some Jamaica Plain residents experienced severe flooding Saturday morning after a major water main break on Heath Street.

After seven hours, crews were able to shut down the water main, but Boston Fire Department said the street remains "compromised."

At around 3 A.M., water started pooling in the street and surrounding streets in the area.

"It's very shocking," Mary, a Jamaica Plain resident told WBZ's Shari Small. "We saw the fire trucks, we were actually just walking to go to a 5K but we were interested in seeing what was going on and now it's apparently flooding and we didn't know about it at all until we just got down here."

Streets, sidewalks, and several area basements flooded from the break. Some residents said their basements had water reaching several feet high. Boston Fire Department deployed a high-water vehicle and were checking homes for severe flooding.

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Boston Fire Department told Small that because the flooding occurred in a hospital district they were unable to just shut off the water.

Some residents in the area had their electric and gas shut off while crews worked to stop the flooding.

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