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Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Massive water main break in Manchester forces road closures; residents asked to curb water use


MANCHESTER - A massive water main break on Bridge Street Extension between Mission Avenue and Christy Lane has sent thousand of gallons of water rushing through the street and causing serious damage to the road.

PHOTO GALLERY: This is why Manchester is asking residents to conserve water

Manchester Water Works says a 24 inch water main burst early this morning. Officials are asking Manchester residents to only use water for emergencies to conserve as much as possible throughout the day.

Crews on scene told NH1 News that the hole was "20 by 30" when they arrived and this is what they call "a nightmare" break.

Water mains in the area have been shut off including: Drew Avenue, Morse Road, Dwight Street, Windsor Avenue, Effel Avenue, Christy Lane and Hobb Way. Bridge Street Extension is closed to traffic between Mission Avenue and Beaver Street. Manchester Water Works says the repairs could take all day.

NH1 News will post updates as they become available.


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