Water main breaks, flooding Lower Manhattan subways

dc27mf Water main breaks, flooding Lower Manhattan subways

A 36-inch water main has ruptured at 23rd and Broadway in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. The main, nearly hundred years old, broke around 10:45 am. Crews have turned the water source off and are still working on repairs, leaving parts of Lower Manhattan has little to no water pressure:

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CBS reports that the following subway service are closed until further notice:

As a result, there are no N and Q trains between the DeKalb Avenue station and the 57th Street-7th Avenue station in both directions. There are also no R trains between the Queens Plaza station and the Whitehall Street station in both directions.

The MTA said R trains are running on the F line between the 36th Street station in Queens and the 34th Street-Herald Square station, then run on the D line in both directions between the 34th Street-Herald Square station and the DeKalb Avenue station.

The MTA has released a video of the break at the 23rd street subway station:

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