Roslindale street floods after hydrant valve comes loose

A Roslindale street became flooded with water today after a fire hydrant valve came loose, authorities said.

“Our crews were in the area replacing a hydrant when one of the shut-off valves became loose,” said Jeanne Richardson, a spokeswoman for the Boston Water and Sewer Department.

Water supply to the area has been temporarily shut off while repairs to the valve are made.

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The incident occured at 4197 Washington St. at about 2:30 p.m. Police briefly detoured traffic, but traffic is now flowing normally, Richardson said.