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Water Main Break Affects Traffic On Route 9 In Worcester

Water Main Break Affects Traffic On Route 9 In Worcester
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Officials closed part of Route 9 in Worcester on Wednesday due to a water main break.

Officials closed part of Route 9 in Worcester on Wednesday due to a water main break.

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WORCESTER (CBS) – A portion of Route 9 through Worcester was closed on Wednesday afternoon due to a water main break.

A drilling company doing work for Mass. Highway inadvertently broke through a 12-inch water main, officials said.

See: Traffic

A nearby hospital was not affected by the break. An elderly high-rise complex, however, was reportedly being affected by the break.

Motorists are advised to avoid Route 9 (also known as Belmont Street) in that area.

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