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Melrose residents forced to relocate after sewage flows into homes

“Everything is pretty much destroyed."

Residents of four Melrose properties were forced to relocate Friday after an attempt to fix a sewer blockage caused sewage to flow back into the homes, officials said.

City workers responded to a report of blocked sewer line on Brazil Street around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Melrose Mayor Gail Infurna said in a statement.

After locating the source of the blockage, Department of Public Works crews “proceeded to jet the block in the line in order to restore flow,’’ Infurna said.