Water main breaks in Charlestown, Wellesley close roads, impact commutes

(WHDH) — Two water main breaks Tuesday morning have the potential to snarl the morning commute for drivers.

In Charlestown, a water main break in the area of 500 Rutherford Ave closed the road just south of the traffic circle at the Sullivan Square Orange Line station.

A Boston school bus lot has been affected by the road closures due to water main break. Police are helping buses get out.

For those looking to avoid the area, a suggested alternative route is to stay on Interstate 93 to Government Center exit and take Washington Street back into Charlestown. Taking the T could also help you avoid any traffic.

In Wellesley, a water main break on Route 9 eastbound could have a significant impact on roads in the area. The incident happened just before Route 95/128.

According to Wellesley Police, the right lane closed through portions of the morning commute, but residual delays remain.

The water main break originally closed the ramp from 9 eastbound to 128 southbound, but this has since been reopened.

This is a developing story; stay with 7News for more information as it becomes available.

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