PHOTOS: Broken water main

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Lower Congress Street and the sidewalk along the Muskie Building offices in Rumford were under water Friday night after a water main burst and undermined pavement, police say. Police and firefighters closed the area to traffic, while waiting for a Water District crew to arrive to shut off the flow. Water was gushing up beside the sidewalk in front of the Pachios Rausch and Co. accounting firm office at 32 Congress St. and flowing down both sides of the street to Route 108.

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Rumford police responded to a strong current of water flowing down lower Congress Street after a water main burst on Friday night. A section of sidewalk along the Muskie Building offices and both sides of the street were under water, undermining the road. Police and firefighters shut down the road while waiting for a Water District crew to shut off the water.

Terry Karkos/Sun Journal

Silt-laden water washes over the sidewalk Friday night while rushing down lower Congress Street toward Route 108 in Rumford after a water main burst, according to police.

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The Very Rev. Daniel Beegan 's picture

Rumford Water Main Break

Terry,

Those are some excellent photos that tell the story.

Dan

 's picture

Thanks

I would like to thank all the crews for there response to the water break.
We truly do have some of the most dedicated people around.

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