SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A water main break closed Slater Avenue in Springfield for most of the day Wednesday as crews from the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission work to clean up the mess.
The break happened sometime around 2:00 Wednesday morning where Slater Avenue meets Boston Road. Water poured into the street and over much of the sidewalks in that area following the break.
Joyce Mulvaney, spokesperson for the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, told 22News that crews were delayed in their repair efforts, because they first had to remove large amounts of ice and snow in order to access the area where the break happened.
Springfield police had the entire length of Slater Avenue closed, which is from Boston Road to Grayson Drive. The road was reopened and work was completed around 4:00 p.m.
Several residents on Slater Ave. told 22News that they woke up Wednesday morning to no running water, and for some, their homes need that water to keep the heat running. A total of 16 Water and Sewer customers lost service as a result of the break.