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August 14, 2013

Pipe bursts on Raymond Road

SALEM — At least one Raymond Road resident went without a shower yesterday morning due to a water main break.

An 8-inch pipe broke around 8:30 a.m., sending water flowing toward Loring Avenue and lifting up a small section of pavement.

“It just erupted,” said police Sgt. Peter Gifford.

City workers were on the scene within minutes, shutting down the water and beginning repairs on the busy street near the Salem State University campus.

A resident on the street told a passer-by she was just getting into a shower when the water went off.

This was the eighth water break in the city this year and the second near the intersection of Raymond and Loring, according to the Department of Public Works.

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