Huge geyser reaches 6 stories high in South Boston
SOUTH BOSTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- A huge geyser shot up from the street in South Boston on Wednesday afternoon after a crew hit a water main.
Crews were able to contain the water, but five buildings had no water after the spectacular main break in the Seaport District.
Crews were digging on a street and apparently a backhoe hit a water main and this was a break with a lot of pressure to it. Boston police say the break happened around 3:15 in the afternoon, and took a good hour and 10 minutes to shut it down.
“I first walked out and you could see the geyser coming up and rocks being thrown from the force of the water and vehicles were still passing by the geyser that was shooting up and you could see it taking off the tops of cars and windows and stuff and people kind of scattering around trying to avoid the rocks,” said John Keller, witness
Boston Water and Sewer Commission and National Grid were on the scene. Officials are still trying to figure out why this wasn't safe.