Water Main Break Shuts Down Stretches Of Madison Avenue, 65th Street On Upper East Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Roads were shut down on the Upper East Side Tuesday evening due to a water main break.

The water main burst in the early evening at Madison Avenue and 65th Street, the NYPD 19th Precinct said via Twitter.

Upper East Side Water Main Break

A water main break brought flooding to Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Credit: NYPD 19th Precinct)

Madison Avenue was shut down between 57th and 66th streets following the break. Two lanes later reopened on Madison Avenue, but 65th Street between Park and Fifth avenues remained closed as of 10:15 p.m., police said.

Upper East Side Water Main Break

A water main break brought flooding to Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Credit: NYPD 19th Precinct)

Information about the cause of the water main break was not immediately available.

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