Update: At about 6:30 Thursday morning, Williamstown Police reported that Route 7 was reopened and water service was restored.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A burst water main on North Street near Jamieson Heights on Wednesday left an undetermined number of residences without water and forced a closure of Route 7 to through traffic.
At about 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, the Police Department posted on its Facebook page that Route 7 (North Street and Simonds Road) was closed to through traffic from the Field Park rotary north to Sand Springs Road.
Town Manager Bob Menicocci said the break was impacting a localized area near the rupture.
“It looks to be a pretty bad break, so it may take some time to repair the damage and restore service to those impacted,” Menicocci said in reply to an email.
At about 4 p.m., Menicocci said the town was still assessing how many homes were affected, but the service interruption appeared to include residences in a couple of blocks radius from the breakage.
WPD in its Facebook post said while local traffic was possible for some of the stretch of Route 7, the road was completely closed from Buckley Street to Jamieson Heights.
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Williams Women's Soccer Tops Bowdoin
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Jaquelin Nordhoff scored one goal and assisted on another to lead the Williams College women's soccer team to a 2-0 win over Bowdoin on Sunday.
Margaret Huelin and Ana Bozzi-Mackay split time in goal for Williams, stopping five shots.
Williams (6-0-1, 3-0-1 NESCAC) goes to Amherst on Saturday.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tyler Huck scored a pair of goals in the second half to lead Bowdoin to a 2-0 win over Williams.
Ben Diffley made four saves for Williams (5-1-1, 2-1-1), which goes to Amherst on Saturday.
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