Steam Pipe Leak Sends Vapor High Into the Air, Impacts Dozens

A faulty steam pipe at 82nd Street and Central Park West shot vapor high into the air late on Sunday night, bringing a large emergency response.

The incident appeared to be an explosion but Con Edison told NBC that it was classified as a leak. NYPD said no one was injured, and Con Ed told NBC that 25 people were impacted.

Con Edison sent the following information: “The leak occurred at about 11:30 p.m. We isolated the steam main at Central Park West and 66th Street. About 25 customers were out of service. They were restored by 5:05 a.m.”

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    1. BillyNYC says:

      CPW Steamboat Geyser Is Gushing at West 82nd Street!

    2. UWS_lifer says:

      Life in this city can be pretty stressful, as we all know. Sometimes you just have to let off a little steam…

      Ok, I’ll see myself out.:)

    3. Laura says:

      Fine that it was “just a leak” (this time) but someone, or multiple people could have gotten killed. How do we prevent this from happening???

    4. Celia Gittelson says:

      Well that’s the greatest NYPD tweet I’ve seen! Whoever at the 20th Precinct put out this tweet has a refreshing sense of humor. I congratulate him or her.

    5. Jan says:

      Fantastic picture and sound!