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Water Main Break Causes Flooding In Lower Manhattan

Roadway Collapses On Madison Street In Two Bridges
Water Main Break (credit: CBS 2)

Water Main Break (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A street collapsed in the Two Bridges section of Lower Manhattan early Saturday, after a water main break outside the Alfred E. Smith Houses public housing development.

The 12-inch water main broke outside 26 Madison St., according to the FDNY.

Part of the pavement collapsed as a result, and Madison Street was shut down between Oliver Street and St. James Place as crews worked to repair the rupture. St. James Place was also closed between the Bowery and the Brooklyn Bridge.

There were also three reports of basement flooding at one of the Smith Houses buildings, 1010 WINS reported.

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