A water service line break at 67 Broad St. this morning in the Financial District left four commercial buildings on Broad Street with between two and three feet of water in each basement, officials said.
The break was first reported shortly before 8:30 a.m., said Steve MacDonald, Boston Fire Department spokesman. The basements of the buildings at 63, 65, 67, and 71 Broad St. were inundated, MacDonald said.
The water line that sprung the leak has been shut off, and the flooded businesses, including a couple sandwich shops and a hair salon, are working to get cleanup companies to pump water out of their basements.
“[The water] was forceful enough that it lifted the street,” MacDonald said. “The street is going to be dug up because of the uneven pavement.”
Broad Street has been closed between Milk and High Streets for cleanup, which could last well into the day, said Tom Bagley, spokesman for the Boston water and sewer commission.
Water service has not been suspended on Broad Street beyond the one ruptured line, Bagley said.
No injuries or evacuations were reported, officials said.
Crews from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, the fire department, inspectional services, as well as gas and electric companies remain on scene to assess damage and fix the leak, MacDonald said.