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Water Main Break Floods The Avenue In Downtown Greenwich

A water main break causes a flood on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich on Friday evening.
A water main break causes a flood on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich on Friday evening. Photo Credit: Greenwich PD PIO ?@GreenwichCTPD
The water main break occurred on Greenwich Avenue near Havemeyer Place and Arch Street in central Greenwich.
The water main break occurred on Greenwich Avenue near Havemeyer Place and Arch Street in central Greenwich. Photo Credit: Google Maps

GREENWICH, Conn. — Part of downtown Greenwich was flooded after a major water main break occurred Friday evening on Greenwich Avenue near Havemeyer Place and Arch Street, police said.

Brace for disruptions: Work crews from Aquarion Water Co. are estimating that the repairs will take the entire weekend.

The break occurred near the triangular park in front of the old Post Office, police said. Water erupted from the ground under the cars parked in the diagonal parking spaces along the west side of the street, police said (For a full video, see the Greenwich Police Department's Facebook page .)

The entire west side of Greenwich Avenue along the western curb began to bulge up, "all the way down to the Apple Store with water coming out at various spots," police said.

The easternmost lane of Greenwich Avenue reopened late Friday, police said. But the western most lane and the west side diagonal parking on Greenwich Avenue will remain closed a from Havemeyer Place to Grigg Street for repairs. Only one lane was open in the area late Friday night, according to the Greenwich Dispatch Center.

Water has been shut off in some parts of the affected area along Greenwich Avenue.

Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire, Eversource and Connecticut Natural Gas all have crews on the scene to do the work.

Residents with questions are advised to contact Aquarion at 203-445-7310 or 1-800-732-9678 or online here for further information.

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