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Water main leak closes three blocks of Belmont Street in Cambridge

Eastbound traffic on three blocks of Belmont Street in Cambridge has been rerouted after a water main leak flooded the street Sunday afternoon, police said.

Water began pooling in the street around 12:45 p.m., according to Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick.

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Officers diverted traffic to Mt. Auburn Street, Warnick said.

Repair crews have shut off water to the three blocks of Belmont Street between Cushing Street and Edward Sullivan Road, said Cambridge Water Department Managing Director Sam Corda. The site of the water main leak is near the west side of the Mount Auburn Cemetery.

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Cambridge Water Department repair crews are working to fix the pipe, Corda said. Unless the department unearths a major problem, Corda said water service should be restored by Monday morning.

Bret Hauff can be reached at bret.hauff@globe.com. Follow him @b_hauff.
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