Dozens of Homes Affected by Water Main Break in Hartford

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    Dozens of homes and a school are without water while crews work to repair a water main break that led to the shutdown of two additional mains in Hartford on Tuesday.

    Thirty-eight homes, 150 apartments and a school is without water while crews work to repair a water main break on Broadview Terrace in Hartford.

    The break happened Tuesday evening and water service was shut down around 7:20 p.m., according to an MDC representative.

    Two additional 8-inch water mains were shut down by 9:30 p.m., including one on Sherbrooke Avenue and another on Chandler Street.

    The Mary Hooker School is without water but is unoccupied. One of the mains supplies water to the A.I. Prince Technical High School on Flatbush Avenue, but the school is also serviced by another main and still has water, according to MDC. School officials have been informed.

    MDC said the schools are expected to open on time Wendesday.

    Hartford police said the break caused a "huge crack in the road with water pouring out of it."

    The affected homes are located on Broadview Terrace between the intersections with Coolidge Street and Sherbrooke Avenue, according to MDC.

    Repairs will take anywhere from 4 to 6 hours and should be finished sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.

    Hartford police are at the scene and road closures are in effect.

    The eight-inch water main was installed in 1950. 

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