Easthampton water main break repaired, Rt. 10 reopened

Rt 10 was closed from Easthampton to the Northampton city line

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A mile-and-a-half of Northampton Street, Route 10, was closed in Easthampton Tuesday night while Water Department crews repaired a ruptured water main.

“Route 10 was closed pretty much from Easthampton’s downtown to the Northampton city line,” Easthampton Police Officer Kurtis Eckman told 22News. “Detours were posted.”

Officer Eckman said water started bubbling up from the road surface in front of 160 Northampton Street at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, flooding the street until the water department shut off the water. An unknown number of people had their water service interrupted.

Water Department crews had opened the road with a backhoe, and brought in other heavy equipment to make the necessary repairs.

Route 10 was reopened just before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, and water was restored to the area.

The road was closed from O’Neill Street (near the Northampton city line) to Main Street in Downtown Easthampton, but Officer Eckman said people who live nearby were able to access their houses.

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