‘It looks like an accordion’: Massive water main break buckles Melrose roadway

MELROSE, MASS. (WHDH) - A massive water main break buckled a Melrose roadway Tuesday night.

Crews shut down part of the Lynn Fells Parkway near the intersection of Tremont Street after water came gushing up, bringing rock and mud with it.

“I felt the Earth, could feel like the Earth shook. Like God sent a message, that’s what it felt like there,” said Jon Filaretos who lives nearby.

Vinton Street suffered a massive amount of damage and will remain closed from Lynn Fells Parkway to Glen Road until further notice, according to Mayor Paul Brodeur.

“The high pressure was so strong, it lifted the asphalt up on the street, so it looks like an accordion going up the street there,” said MA Water Resources Authority Fred Laskey. “So, we’ll have to do an assessment there.”

The cause of the break remains unclear.

No additional information was immediately available.

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