Water Main Break Floods Downtown Boston Streets In Frigid Weather

Crews try to repair a water main break on Milk Street on Tuesday, likely one of the coldest days of the year.Photo: Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was certainly not what utility crews wanted to be dealing with on Tuesday. A water main break has flooded a street in downtown Boston on what will likely be one of the coldest days of the year.

The break was first reported by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission at 6:40 AM on Tuesday on Milk Street between Broad and India Streets. The section of Milk Street is expected to be closed for all of Tuesday.

A number of buildings on the street are without water, including the one that houses Warehouse Bar and Grill on Broad Street. Owner Cliff Dever said this was just the latest in a long string of misfortunes that have befallen his restaurant in the last few years, which has been hammered by the pandemic.

"It's the cherry on top, after everything we've been through," he said. Devers is still paying his staff despite the closure.

Temperatures were bitter in downtown Boston on Tuesday, with daytime highs only in the low teens.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) reports:

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