by Nancy Shack, WBZ NewsRadio1030
BOSTON, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) — A large water main break in downtown Boston occurred near the Tufts Medical Center. Traffic was affected due to the incident.
The flooding began around 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The medical center has reopened ambulance traffic after closing it due to the water main break.
Tufts officials issued this statement:
"Today’s water main break on Harvard Street near the Medical Center has affected water pressure and access to water in some areas of our campus. We are using alternate methods to address sanitation and plumbing. We are assessing any additional impacts on hospital operations and will provide updates as we move forward. We are able to safely care for patients and appreciate the work our team is doing to make accommodations. For the time being we are closed to ambulance traffic. We apologize for the inconvenience for patients and visitors. We are working with the City and receiving updates on their efforts to fix the break. We hope this can be rectified soon."