A water main break led to severe flooding around 89th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday night. The water was at least a foot deep in spots, Lisa Akey tells us. There was flooding as far South as 87th Street and as far North as 90th. Police and fire officials were on the scene.
The FDNY got the call around 9 p.m. and found a water main break at 89th and Amsterdam, an FDNY spokesman told us. The flooding caused a sinkhole in front of 167 West 89th Street, the spokesman said. The Department of Environmental Protection shut down the water main as the FDNY searched basements in the area. No injuries were reported. West Side Rag readers from as far away as 94th and Amsterdam and 84th and Broadway tell us their tap water is brown.
We’ll update this if we get more information.
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