A busted water main turned Central Park West around 96th street into a flowing river on Wednesday night, causing emergency officials to block off the road and reroute B and C trains.
Marie who took the photo above in the early evening (she estimates 6:30 to 7 p.m.), said that there was water flowing as far away as Columbus and 97th street.
At 9:12 p.m., emergency officials sent out the following notice: “Due to a water main break, B Train service is suspended in both directions between 145th Street, MN, and Brighton Beach, BK. Southbound C Trains are running express from 125th Street to 59th Street, MN. For updates, visit www.mta.info.”
Update: “Con Ed is temporarily shutting power to 354 Central Park West, a 5-story building, 355 Central Park West, a 5-story building, and 360 Central Park West, a 16-story highrise, due to water entering electrical panels in those buildings,” ABC News reported. The M96 and M106 were also rerouted. DEP and FDNY are trying to shut the water off.
We are awaiting more details from the Department of Environmental Protection.
Photos by Marie.