NORTH END (CBS) – Part of the North End was flooded early Thursday morning after a water main burst in the middle of the night.

A 16-inch high-pressure water main broke near the intersection of Commercial and Hanover Streets around 2:30 a.m.

Several inches of water cascaded down the street.

The parking lot at the nearby Coast Guard station was also flooded temporarily.

No one was hurt and damage was minimal.

Boston Water and Sewer was called in to shut off the water.

Service was restored to the neighborhood and traffic was not a major issue for the morning rush hour.

Authorities told WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud the water main may have been broken by a construction crew that was doing work on a nearby gas line.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports


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