Monday, January 28, 2013
Rush hour traffic was slowed further by two incidents: one in Westborough and another in Southborough.
A water main break in Southborough and an emergency gas line repair in Westborough have been slowing an already-busy Monday morning drive for local commuters. Westborough Patch received several reports of backed up traffic on Route 30, with one reader saying it took her 55 minutes on Route 9 to get from Route 30 to Southborough during rush hour. Richard Voutas, assistant manager for the Department of Public Works, said the traffic was likely due to two issues: 1) National Grid being out at the ramp going west off Route 30 for an emergency gas leak repair, and 2) a water main break on Route 9 east in Southborough.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Route 135 near Morse and Belknap streets is down to one lane during the repairs.
Westborough's third water main break over less than 10 days has been fixed. The latest one, on Hopkinton Road (Route 135) near Morse and Belknap streets this morning, slowed traffic and discoloring the water there, Police Chief Alan Gordon said in a press release. The Department of Public Works posted on the town website at 4:38 p.m. that the main was fixed. Route 135 was down to one lane near the break while DPW crews repaired it. Last Friday, a water main break discolored water on Westborough's north side into the evening. And last Monday, July 30, a break at a private West Main Street office complex caused dirty water downtown.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Police say the issue will last a few more hours.
Westborough Police are warning residents on the town's north side not to drink their water or do laundry for the next few hours. A water main break has discolored the water, police said in a press release tonight. Public works crews are flushing hydrants toward addressing the problem, police said. Police are asking residents not to report discolored water to them or the fire department.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Crews were spotted finishing repairs at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
An 8 inch water pipe burst shortly before 8 a.m. near Samson and Flanders roads, causing brown water to flow in a large portion of Westborough today. Workers repaired the water main break around 1:30 p.m. and then began filling the large excavated hole. “It’s a fairly large break,” said Westborough Police Officer Clifford Luce. He estimated 80 percent of the town was affected by the break, with both brown water and no water in areas. Flanders Road was closed between East Main Street and Longmeadow Road while crews repaired the break. Large areas of pooled water could be seen on both the road and nearby yards. According to comments on the Westborough Patch Facebook page, brown water was found as far from the break as Chestnut Street. …
The break has been called 'fairly large' and may cause brown or no water in some parts of town.
UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m. - Crews have completed repair of a broken 8 inch pipe. The large excavated hole is being filled with dirt. See updated photos and story on Westborough Patch. UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:15 p.m. - Westborough Police Officer Clifford Luce said there is no change to report at this hour concerning the large water main break at Samson and Flanders roads. Two police officers remain at the scene as workers continue to repair the problem. A resident on Forbes Road posted a message on Facebook saying that the once brown water is starting to clear slightly at that location. How is the water where you are? Are you experiencing any effect from the water main break? Share information with others in the comments …