Jamaica Plain Intersection Flooded By Broken Hydrant Pipe

Water from a broken hydrant pipe floods Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Monday. Photo: Boston Fire Department

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A broken pipe caused serious traffic headaches for drivers in Jamaica Plain on Monday afternoon, flooding a busy intersection.

Boston Police said they first got a call about the break at around 12:30 PM, with callers reporting water gushing up from under the street near Pond and Centre streets in Jamaica Plain. Photos from Boston Fire later showed a geyser along the sidewalk, with the entire right side of Centre Street flooded with several inches of water.

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission told WBZ NewsRadio explained that the flooding was caused by a broken hydrant pipe near 590 Centre Street. Some customers in the area were without water, while some were reporting discolored water, the Commission said.

Serious traffic delays were reported along Centre Street, with side streets getting jammed as traffic backed up. Traffic, including MBTA bus routes 39 and 41, was being rerouted as of mid-afternoon Monday. The Commission urged people to avoid the area, and said the problem would be fixed by early evening on Monday.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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