JFK Library closes after water main break

By 
Reporter Staff
Jul. 17, 2012

Workers from Boston Water and Sewer Commission worked to repair a pipe that broke at the end of Mt. Vernon Street this morning. Photo by Bill Forry

(Updated 2:35 p.m.)- The John F. Kennedy Library closed its doors on Tuesday after a Boston Water and Sewer Commission water main burst early in the morning. The pipe burst at the end of Mt. Vernon St.

In a notice posted on its website, the presidential library, which is planning to host a forum with U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, said, “At this point we are hopeful that service will be repaired by mid afternoon which will allow this evening’s forum with Elizabeth Warren to go on as planned.”

This afternoon, the library posted a notice that the Warren forum will go on as planned, although the museum will stay closed.

UMass Boston officials, who share that area with Columbia Point with the library and the Massachusetts Archives, sent out their own statement, saying, “there is a great deal of water underground and the roadway may have been compromised.”