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Water Main Break On Newbury Street

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Newbury Street was flooded before sunrise Thursday.

Newbury Street was flooded before sunrise Thursday.

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BOSTON (CBS) – A water main break is causing traffic problems in the Back Bay.

A 12-inch pipe burst at the intersection of Newbury and Clarendon Streets around 2 a.m. Thursday.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

Police closed Clarendon between Commonwealth Avenue and Boylston Street and Newbury from Berkeley to Dartmouth Streets.

Newbury Street re-opened around 9 a.m.

WBZ Radio’s Carl Stevens reports

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A Boston Water and Sewer spokesperson told WBZ-TV they hope to have the intersection repaired by this afternoon.

There was no damage to nearby businesses, however some had no water until about 9:30 a.m.

It’s not clear yet why the water main broke.

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