Follow-up: Water Main Ruptured on Cherry Street

Another Water Main Break on Clinton Street Cuts Service to Businesses

Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Right about now, we’ve all had about enough of the winter of 2014.  A week after a water main was ruptured on Clinton Street, it’s happened again.

East Broadway Water Main Replacement Completed; Road Work Ongoing (Updated 9:31 p.m.)

Did a City Snow Plow Cause Water Main Rupture? Eyewitnesses Say “Yes”

Clinton Street near East Broadway.  Photos courtesy: Seward Park Co-op.

Clinton Street near East Broadway. Photos courtesy: Seward Park Co-op.

Here’s more now on the water main break at East Broadway and Clinton streets.   You’re looking at photos taken by employees of the Seward Park Co-op, who were present early this morning when a Department of Sanitation snow plow apparently dislodged a metal plate on the west side of Clinton Street, causing the rupture.

More on the East Broadway Water Main Break (Updated 9:42 a.m.)

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Clinton Street at East Broadway.

Right now police are clearing cars on both sides of Clinton Street (just above East Broadway).  Crews from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection will be repairing a 12 inch water main that burst overnight.

More Scenes From the Water Main Break at Delancey and Bowery

Bowery, Delancey Street and especially the Williamsburg Bridge are still a traffic mess this morning, even if most of the flooding has subsided. As we’ve been reporting a water line burst around 7 a.m., forcing the city to shut down one of the neighborhood’s biggest intersections during rush hour.  While there are still major backups on the bridge and the Manhattan Bridge is not much better, it looks like the Brooklyn Bridge is running relatively smoothly. A couple more photos from the scene:


Photos: Water Main Break at Bowery and Delancey


Crews from the Fire Department, Con Ed and the Office of Emergency Management are still trying to fix a water main break that occurred near Bowery and Delancey streets around 7 o’clock this morning.  Officials says it will likely take most of the day for repairs to be made on the century old water pipes that flooded the intersection and forced the city to shut down both major arteries during the morning rush hour.  Delancey is closed from Elizabeth to Christie streets, and the Bowery is closed from Delancey to Broome. Click through for more photos.