NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Water service has been restored to areas between Chelsea and Hells Kitchen in Manhattan Saturday following a water main break Friday night.

The water main burst around 10 p.m. at Eleventh Avenue and 48th Street, CBS2 reported.

“It’s like a lake out here – water just flowing down the street coming up out of the manholes and the sewers,” City Councilman Corey Johnson (D-3rd) told 1010 WINS.

The FDNY initially responded to the Ink48 Hotel, at 653 Eleventh Ave., for a report of water in the basement at the location. Johnson reported the hotel was left with about a foot of water in the basement.

Johnson told CBS2 that many buildings along the westerly edge of Manhattan from the West 20s to the West 50s were without water.

“There is a ton of water, it is just – it’s like a geyser coming up out of the sewers,” Johnson continued. “The streets look like they are overflowing rivers.”

The Office of Emergency Management told 1010 WINS water was restored to the area by 3:30 a.m.

OEM crews were trying to determine exactly what happened early Saturday.


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