Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #308

Flatiron District Water Main Break Floods Subway, Streets
February 1, 2013 2:15 PM

 

Water main break at 23rd and Broadway in Manhattan Feb. 1, 2013. (credit: jamiehodin Jamie Hodin/Twitter)

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - An aging water main broke in the Flatiron District Friday morning, sending gushing water down grates into a subway station below.

 

The aging, 36-inch water main broke in the middle of the street at 23rd and Broadway around 10:45 a.m., DEP spokeswoman Mercedes Padilla said.

The broken main sent nearly three feet of water into the 23rd Street station.

 

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.