Patients evacuated from W. Roxbury rehab facility after pipe bursts

BOSTON — More than 50 patients at a Boston rehabilitation hospital were evacuated early Friday after a water pipe burst in the facility.

There were no reports of injuries.


The pipe burst in the basement of the Spaulding Skilled Nursing Center in the city’s West Roxbury neighborhood, and the basement filled with about two inches of water.

Spaulding President David Storto said 56 patients were moved by ambulance to other facilities because water to the building was shut off.

He said it is unclear how long it will be before the patients can be moved back to the West Roxbury facility.

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