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Water main break in South Boston causes major street damage, officials say

A water main break late Wednesday night in South Boston sent water shooting into the air, causing “significant street damage,” officials said.

The break occurred near the corner of A Street and Athens Street, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission tweeted around 10:30 p.m. Workers determined that the break was a fire pipe serving 80 to 82 A St.

A Street was closed from West Broadway to West 3rd Street, the tweet said.

In video posted to WHDH, water could be seen forcefully bursting onto the street, lit by a fire engine as first responders looked on.


The city’s police and fire departments could not be reached for comment.

No further information was immediately available.

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