Police closed off Main Street (Route 20) between Spring Street and Waverley Avenue overnight after an oil-cooled transmission line that runs from Brighton to Watertown ruptured. Crews covered the pavement in sand to absorb the leaking oil and the road was then torn up for repairs.
At 4 p.m. the westbound side will reopen to Whites Avenue but the eastbound side will remain closed. Police ask drivers to continue avoiding the area.
“There was a rupture inside the pipe, it made it’s way to the surface and flowed across the surface,” said Superintendent of Public Works Gerald Mee. “This is one big mess we’ve got going on here.”