- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A tunnel that buses use to travel up and down College Hill in Providence remains closed due to earlier flooding from a water main break, but utility crews have restored water service to about 100 customers in the area.

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority closed the 100-year-old tunnel after water was discovered late Thursday coming through the ceiling and walls.

Providence Water says crews repaired the break in the century-old cast iron water main Friday evening.

RIPTA and engineers will re-inspect the tunnel’s structural integrity. It won’t re-open until it is determined to be safe.

Buses that normally use the tunnel are being re-routed around the East Side of the city.


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