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Photos: Water Main Break at Bowery and Delancey

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Photos: thelodownny.com.

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.



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  1. surely it is difficult to make repairs when the good old DEP can’t seem to find where the turn off valve is located!  but hey – the stuff has only been there for more than a 100 years!!
    inept and pathetic.  I watched as all those gathered stood around for over an hour with nothing even being attempted.  
    it took 3 hours, and many incorrect assessments (despite sophisticated equipment), and unnecessary excavations, before turn off was achieved.
    what this area of ancient infrastructure definitely DOES NOT NEED IS MORE LARGE SCALE, WATER GUZZLING HOTELS!!!

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