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Providence’s College Hill Tunnel Flooded, Closed

A tunnel used by travel College Hill in Providence has been temporarily closed due to flooding.

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A tunnel that buses use to travel up and down College Hill in Providence has been temporarily closed due to flooding.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority says Friday it closed the 100-year-old tunnel because water was discovered late Thursday coming through the ceiling and walls.

Providence Water says there is a leak in a water main near Benefit and Waterman Streets, and it has shut down water service in the area as it works to fix it.

A RIPTA spokeswoman says they're working to get the water out of the tunnel, and that structural engineers will look for damage.

In the meantime, buses that normally use the tunnel are being re-routed around the East Side of the city.

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