Major water main break in Brockton

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A water main break flooded a neighborhood in Brockton Wednesday morning as water soared into the air.

The break happened around 11 a.m. on West Elm at Belmont Ave.

Three feet of water has already been dumped in the area.

Neighbors are now being told to drink bottled water.

The water main has since been shut down, but road construction in the area complicated efforts to stop the flooding.

Repairs are underway. There is no boil water advisory at this time.

Clean up could take four to six hours.

Thirty to 40 houses will be affected as crews work to clean up the area.

Several cars were damaged by debris that was thrown into the area by the break.

Stay with 7News as this story develops.


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