BOSTON (CBS) – A massive water main break on Beacon Hill flooded part of the neighborhood and left a sinkhole on one street early Tuesday morning.
Tom Bagley, a Boston Water and Sewer Commission spokesman, said a contractor working for them, D’Allessandro Corp., was replacing a water main at Myrtle and Hancock streets when he broke a gate valve at 12:30 a.m.
“A gate to that water main broke,” Bagley said. “It caused a lot of damage on the roadway, in the bricks, on the street.”
Bagley told reporters the contractor thought the gate valve was shut off for the replacement work, but...