The Watertown Emergency Management Agency has activated its emergency operations center. We are currently dealing with a number of storm related issues including flooding, street closures, basement flooding and traffic management. The townâ€™s sewer system is currently at 100% capacity and the MWRA sewer system is exceeding 100% capacity.
â€¢ Please do not pump storm water from basements into the sewer system or sewer piping. Please pump directly into the street so the storm water can enter the storm system.
â€¢ Pleasant St at Howard St is flooded due to the Charles River overtopping its banking. Pleasant St is closed from Bridge Street to Myrtle Street, including Howard Street.
â€¢ North Beacon St at the Brighton line is closed to through traffic.
â€¢ Please be courteous and lookout for your neighbors and assist if necessary.
â€¢ Due to a high volume of pumping assistance we have established a list of properties waiting for service. To be placed on the list call 617-972-6500.
â€¢ If your basement is flooded please be cautious of your electric service.
â€¢ If you are displaced by flooding or by any other storm related issues, contact the Center for more information.
â€¢ For more storm safety tips, click here.
. To reach the Center for more information call 617-924-6848.