Large Water Main Break In Washington Heights Leads To Gas Main Problem

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 12-inch water main break caused major problems in Washington Heights.

The main broke just before noon on Friday at West 152 Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue, causing a big sinkhole and flooding the street. The water has been shut off, but about 150 customers were without water.

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As a result, there was no service on the B or D trains between the 145th and 167th Street stations earlier Friday.

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The flow of water also led to a gas main break in the area. One resident said she has been smelling gas in the area for a while.

‘The gas smell is awful. This smell has been going on for about two months, you just smelled it. You didn’t see none of this, but you smelled the gas a while ago,” said Washington Heights’ Latesha Vargas.

Con Edison is urging anyone who smells gas to immediately contact them at 1-800-75-Con Ed.

Were you affected by the water main break?  Tell us in the comments section…

  • Maria Henley

    My parents are elderly & live in the Rangel Houses on 159 & 8th ave. The entire development is without gas. It’s not only Rangel but everyone in that area on down to 145 st. NYCHA have given out hot plates but it takes forever to cook on them. Just praying that this icident will be fixed and everyone affected will be able to go on with their everyday lives.

  • Ejay

    Yup. No water here at 962 St Nicholas

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