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Water Restored in Newton Following Overnight Response to Water Main Break

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    Crews Work Overnight to Repair Water Main Break

    Crews are continuing their work on a water main break in Newton, Massachusetts. (Published Thursday, July 18, 2019)

    Water has been restored in Newton, Massachusetts after a water main break off a busy street in the town inconvenienced several businesses and residents.

    The water main break happened sometime after 1 p.m. Wednesday on Needham Street, according to the Newton Department of Public Works. As a result, the road was closed from Winchester to Oaks Street while crews worked to fix the issue.

    Crews encountered difficulty in trying to fix the break; they were unable to immediately shut the water off since a gate valve broke. Not only that, but the pipe that needed to be fixed was encased in concrete and passing thunderstorms posed a threat.

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