Published June 5, 2011
Update 12:34 a.m.: Cambridge residents living near Central Square say it seems like the water has returned to a fairly normal level.
Many Cambridge residents found themselves without water Saturday, thanks to a major water main break near Harvard Square, according to the Cambridge Police Department.
Streets were flooded in as much as three feet of water near the intersection of Broadway and Trowbridge Streets, where the water main broke. Police towed cars that were parked in the area and closed many of the surrounding streets.
Many Cambridge residents had little or no tap water pressure and many could not flush their toilets.
“The city is making preparations to temporarily switch over to the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) water supply to offset the disruption caused by the water main break,” the Cambridge Police Department said in a release.