- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Crews are working to repair a water main break that sent torrents of water running through downtown Springfield.

The Republican of Springfield reports (http://bit.ly/1SQ2zRH ) officials hope to reopen the roads affected by Wednesday’s break next week. Water and Sewer Commission spokeswoman Joyce Mulvaney says the water main should be fixed Friday but more work has to be done on other utilities and the road surface.

The water main break sent brown water streaming down roadways and sidewalks as a large sinkhole formed at an intersection on Wednesday afternoon. Mulvaney says they haven’t determined what caused the break but the age of the 105-year-old main could be a factor.

It’s unclear how much the repairs will cost.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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