Flooded Street Slows Traffic to a Crawl Just After Noon Today

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Traffic Was Slowed to a Crawl Today at Corner of Portland and Preble Streets.

Frank Badger (With Backpack) and Friends Watch Efforts to Clean up the Mess by a Busted Water Main.

Just after noon today, a Portland Fire Department Truck backed into a water main at a construction site on Preble Street.

The water came gushing down Preble Street and flooded onto Portland Street – slowing traffic dramatically.

Frank Badger who was watching from the Preble Street Resource Center front yard said:  “Look at all this wasted water.  People pay a pretty penny for water.  What a shame.”