A Water Main From 1915 Bursts, Causing Subway Havoc At 23rd And Broadway [PHOTOS]

Our Daniel Goodman is on the scene at 23rd and Broadway in NYC, where a 36″ water pipe that was installed in 1915 has burst, causing a subway shutdown.

You can see from the picture what a mess it’s causing.

For straphangers planning their commute this afternoon, be aware that the N, Q, and R trains are suffering major disruptions. Currently there are no N, Q trains between Dekalb Ave Station and 57 St – 7th Ave Station. And no R train service between Queens Plaza Station and Whitehall Street Station.

Officials from the NYC DEP and Fire Department have said no customers lost water as a result of the break, but some people downtown are reporting water disruptions.

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Photo: Daniel Goodman, Business Insider


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Photo: Daniel Goodman, Business Insider

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