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Water Main Break in Boston’s North End Prompts Street Closure

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Mark Garfinkel

Crews responded Wednesday to a "major" water main break in Boston's North End, the fire department said.

Authorities said the incident happened at about 5:15 a.m. on Richmond Street between Hanover and North streets.

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission shut down the leak and crews worked to repair 8 inches of the main. Up to 13 services were affected, according to BWSC.

Richmond Street would be closed until further notice, the fire department said.

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