Well here’s something you don’t see every day — Central Park West and surrounding streets temporarily turned into a river earlier today. The culprit was a massive, 30-inch, nearly 100-year-old, water main break. Service on the A/B/C/D subway lines is completely screwed up as a result.
DNAinfo has full details on the incident, which occurred in the vicinity of Central Park West & 106th earlier today. The 110th Street B/C station was closed down when it was “hit with an 8-foot wave of water that swept downhill into the station.” (Video above courtesy of DNAinfo/David Torres)
The DEP managed to shut off the water flow by 12:15 pm, but not before onlookers got an eyeful. Per DNA:
“It was an amazing scene,” said Jean Carlos Valentin, 19, who lives on 107th Street at Central Park West.
“I heard a big splash, it was like a waterfall.”
The water flowed into basements, pushing garbage and chunks of broken road in its wake. Witnesses said a parked motorcycle was toppled.
DNA has a great photo gallery that’s definitely worth checking out. If you prefer to get your news by video, NY1 had a reporter at the scene.
If you’ve been at work minding your own business and planned on taking the A/B/C/D home, definitely check MTA.info for service updates — those lines are still experiencing issues.
UPDATE 4:55 pm: NYT City Room has some subway service updates:
There are headaches galore in store for subway commuters Monday evening, with the B and C subway lines still out of service after a morning water main break on Central Park West and the A and D lines also knocked out in much of Manhattan.
The D train is suspended between West 34th Street in Manhattan and 161st Street in the Bronx as of 4:30 p.m., and the A is suspended between Columbus Circle and 168th Street, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.
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