Beacon Hill Water Main Break Floods Part Of Hancock Street

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A water main break in one Beacon Hill neighborhood sent water gushing down a street and into some homes Tuesday morning.

Residents on Hancock Street were woken up to massive flooding from a the break that happed around 1:00 in the morning.

Jim Faucher surveyed the damage and mess that was left behind after the water came flowing past his home. He anticipated having some cleanup repairs to his basement.

“I come out and there was water coming down the street like there was no tomorrow," he said. "It was just like a river.”

Deputy Fire Chief James Greene said crews went from unit to unit to check on occupants to ensure their safety. He said they sheltered in place and moved people to higher ground.

“We didn’t really have to move people out of their buildings, but certainly there’s some inconvenience and some cleanup to do.”

It appeared that Hancock Street would remain closed for the remainder of the day so crews could make repairs to the water main as well as to the street.

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