NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Workers have capped a billowing steam leak from a manhole in Murray Hill Tuesday morning.

It happened at First Avenue and 36th Street around 5:45 a.m.

Officials said the problem was due to a high pressure steam leak.

A high pressure steam leak in Murray Hill on Oct. 8, 2019. (credit: CBS2)

Streets were closed on First Avenue between 34th Street and 38th Street.

Con Edison said the incident was not the result of a pipe rupture, but rather a valve failure.

No injuries were reported and no hazardous materials released, Con Ed said. No outages were reported.

The leak was capped and roads reopened around 8 a.m.


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