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Westbound Eastern Parkway closed due to damage from water main break

Westbound Eastern Parkway closed due to damage from water main break

Engineers from MSD work to clear away the damage from the July 11 water main break in order to evaluate the work necessary to repair the westbound side of Eastern Parkway.

Belknap Campus received only minor damage when the 48-inch main broke at about 6 p.m. Monday. Brook and Floyd Streets were flooded, as was part of Warnock. Viaducts under Eastern Parkway and on Brandeis Avenue were filled with water.

The McDonald's soccer fields on the corner of Floyd and Warnock were submerged, and steps leading from Eastern Parkway to the tennis center were washed away.

Officials from Metropolitan Sewer District estimated that 40 million gallons of water rushed into the immediate area causing the damage. Westbound Eastern Parkway is closed indefinitely as repair work is done.

To access Speed School parking lots travel west on Warnock across RR tracks, left on Brook, then right into the Speed lots. Or you may enter eastbound Eastern Parkway from Third Street.

Click here to view additional photos of the clean up work. For photos during the flood, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/u​ofl/sets/72157627049548847/

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