Large Water Main Break Flooded Roads in Hartford

A large water main break sent water gushing into streets and flooded several roads in Hartford on Wednesday morning. The Metropolitan District says repairs are expected to take several hours.

MDC said the break was in a 16-inch main on Collins Street that was installed in 1873.

The main was shut down at 7:10 a.m. and eight multi-family apartments on Collins Street, between Garden and Sumner, are affected. 

The repairs are expected to continue until between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Officers said there is a fire hydrant that is ruptured near Collins Street and Garden Street.

MDC crews are at the scene.

It’s not clear what caused the main to break. MDC said but fluctuations in temperature, that rapidly freeze and thaw the ground can contribute, along with the age and materials of the pipes.

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