Left, breakdown lane closed on section of Hall of Fame Ave after water main break


SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The left lane of Hall of Fame Avenue will be closed for the next few days after a water main break Wednesday afternoon.

Springfield water and sewer spokesperson, Jaimye Bartak, told 22News the eight-inch water main break has been fixed, but the breakdown and left lane of the road will be closed as crews make repairs over the next few days.

The road will be closed between Boland and State Streets. Bartak said the closures will allow crews to repair pieces of infrastructure that were impacted by the break.

“People may notice discoloration in their water for the next few hours. The water is safe to drink and use, however, we advise that people may wish to wait a few hours and then run their taps 10-15 minutes with cold water to flush it out of their building plumbing.  We are also flushing hydrants to reduce this effect in the system,” Bartak said.

When our 22News crew got to the area they could see water gushing out of a water main near the parking garage underneath I-91 by Court Street.

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