Oil Spill Closes Part of Main Street, Could be Closed for Days

An oil leak on Main Street caused quite a mess on the roadway, and with traffic, which had to be rerouted late Monday and into Tuesday near Watertown Square. 

An underground pipe leaked and leaking mineral oil, on Main Street between Whites Avenue and Cuba Street, was discovered around 8 p.m. on Monday, according to an announcement from the Town of Watertown. Eversource and Clean Harbors responded to the area, and traffic was diverted from Waverley Avenue to Spring Street in Watertown Square. “This is one big mess we got going on right here,” Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn told WHDH Channel 7. An environmental consultant working for Eversource examined the oil and found that no PCBs were present in the spilled liquid, according to the Town. The mineral oil encases some pipes owned by Eversource that contain electrical lines, police told Fox Channel 25.