(WABI) – Fire crews arrived around mid-morning, and found significant flood damage to five restaurants on Silver Street.
Those businesses include Steve’s Restaurant, Midnight Blues, and The Last Unicorn, which at one point had five feet of water in its basement.
There was also food contamination, problems with the propane tanks, and damaged electrical equipment.
Fire crews worked for hours to clean up the mess, but the damage had already been done.
There is still no word on what caused the rupture.
Fire crews tell us it could take weeks before some of the restaurants are completely back to normal.
Residents in the Silver Street area are being asked to boil their drinking water, at least fro the next few days.