SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Work is underway to repair a water main break along a busy Springfield roadway.

Springfield Water and Sewer spokesperson Jaimye Bartak said late Wednesday morning, an eight inch water main broke near the intersection of West Columbus Avenue and Boland Way.

Our crews on-scene said that water was seen flowing into the nearby parking garage as well as streaming down the road.

That break has been fixed and Bartak noted that the area should be cleaned up by approximately 5 p.m.

Those in the area may experience some water discoloration for the next few hours.  Officials said people may want to wait a few hours and then the tap for about 10 to 15 minutes with cold water to flush out the plumbing.

Bartak added that crews are flushing nearby hydrants to reduce the impact that effect in the system.

West Columbus Avenue is closed to traffic between Boland Way and Memorial Avenue.  It's expected that two lanes of West Columbus will reopen by approximately 2 p.m.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with questions can contact Springfield Water and Sewer at (413) 310-3501.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more information as it becomes available.

Copyright 2019 Western Mass News (Meredith Corporation).  All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.