Several Hingham homes and businesses are waking up without water on Friday morning, after an early morning water main break on Pleasant Street forcing the shut off of water in that area.
Hingham School Superintendent Dr. Dorothy Galo says the High School will have a delay of 2 hours because of the nearby water main break. She says high school classes normally begin at 8 a.m. and will now be at 10 a.m.
Hingham Police say Pleasant Street between Pond and Middle Street are closed until further notice due to the “major water main break near #36 Pleasant Street.” It is unclear how many customers are affected.
Police in the area report the road being a sheet of ice, and a sink hole forming in the area of 34 Pleasant Street.
Police say Aquarion Water Company, the town’s water provider is on scene and assessing the situation.
As of about 5 a.m. A customer service number for Aquarion customers says they are looking at full restoration of water in about 4-6 hours – some where between 9 and 11 a.m. on Friday morning.
For 24-hour Emergency Customer Care for Hingham/Hull/Cohasset, according to its website, Aquarion says to call 1-781-749-0064.