WORCESTER, Mass. - A difficult challenge for Worcester's Department of Public Works as they spent Wednesday fixing a large water main break on Shrewsbury Street.

The damage was so extensive, the City had to pull out one of their own dump trucks out after it fell into the hole.

Water service was turned back on at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. A contractor was on scene Thursday morning to start street repairs, according to the city. Paving is expected to start Friday and Shrewsbury Street westbound from Hill to Mulberry streets remains closed to traffic for street repairs.

The City said the water main break happened just after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. It left hundreds of people without water, including many inside of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel apartments.

"You have to use the bathroom and everything. I got the dog, and everything so, whatever they can do to fix it," said Evelyn Rodrigues, a nearby resident.

Rodrigues woke up to no water in her apartment. 

"I'm going to go buy some water, buy bottled water," Rodrigues said. "If it gets too bad, I'll go to somebody's house. I got three kids so I can stay with one of them."

Washington Square up to East Worcester Street was blocked off for most of the day as crews worked to repair the break on the busy roadway. Nearby businesses like Volturno and Wormtown Brewery closed for the day, posting signage on their front doors.

Residents like Jason Fortier were also felt the effects of life without running water.

"It's pretty bad," Fortier said. "You know, I've got to give the baby a bath My girlfriend had to go to work without taking a shower and stuff. It's inconvenient."