Pipe break caused flood outside Springfield City Hall

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A broken water pipe caused the streets outside Springfield City Hall to fill up with water late Tuesday morning.

Joyce Mulvaney, spokesperson for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, told 22News that one of the service lines that supplies water to One Financial Plaza broke at around 11:00 A.M. The office tower has other supply lines, and did not lose service, Mulvaney said.

City Hall Place and Pynchon Street, which are behind City Hall, filled with water as a result of the break. The line has since been shut off, but City Hall Place remains full of mud and large puddles.

Jim Leydon, spokesperson for Mayor Domenic Sarno, told 22News that City Hall remained operating as normal during the break.

Mulvaney said that City Hall Place will be closed as everything is cleaned up, while normally one-way Pynchon Street will operate as a two-way street while City Hall Place is shut down.

Water and Sewer crews will be doing excavation work to determine just what caused the break.

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