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Dec 16, 2015 10:11 AM

UPDATE: Some Manchester roads will close all day after huge water main break


MANCHESTER — The streets of a residential neighborhood in Manchester have been flooded once again after the area suffered its second water main break in just over a month.

A resident reported the flooding just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when he saw water rushing down his street.

UPDATE: Manchester streets still closed during Tuesday's evening commute

Debbie Ford lives where the water main break has occurred, where water is flooding roads and streets and surrounding homes.

"It went dwindling down till little to no pressure and I had a hard time rinsing the dishes the next thing I knew it was just down to a little dribble and almost nothing and we looked at each other and said call maintenance," said Ford.

READ: Massive water main break closes Clarke Street in Manchester

Officials say the area will be closed all day Wednesday to fix the problem.

There were concerns that the historic former home of Gen. John Stark that sits along Elm Street would be flooded, but District Fire Chief Richard McGahey says there was minimal damage.

The first main break in the neighborhood occurred a couple blocks away on Nov. 14. Officials say it's unclear what caused either of the breaks.

Manchester police said the water main break on Elm Street at Thayer will keep Elm Street from W. Clarke to Thayer closed all day Wednesday.

DPW crews will be on scene all day Wednesday.


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