Water Main Break
A water main has ruptured near 106th street and Central Park West. The resulting tumult of water has snarled the A, B, C & D subway lines beneath.
The organization was delivering 2,100 shelf-stable meals on Wednesday for residents, including the elderly and children.
According to Con Edison, Friday’s water main break has left over 7,000 customers without gas and many without comforts often taken for granted.
Business owners are facing another day of cleanup. Many of their basements are flooded with several feet of water, and restaurant owners are being forced to replace food which they had to throw away.
Water erupted from the ground of a 108-year-old, 36-inch water main at Jerome Avenue near the intersection of 177th Street, flooding the Avenue as far as 174th Street. The surging water rose up to the doors of several parked cars and buckled some roads.
Water began gushing out of the 12-inch main from 1941 just after 5 a.m., flooding streets in the Sunset Park section.
The unseasonably cold temperatures blew into our area over the weekend. Snow flurries fell off and on Monday and continued through the night, getting some into the holiday spirit.
United Water crews managed to shut down the valves to the water main.