CHELSEA, Manhattan (WABC) –
The L-train service is gradually being restored after being shut down from a broken water mainline service and closing several blocks in Manhattan's Chelsea district between Manhattan and Brooklyn, ending at 14 hours on duty. Union Sq. Commuters were advised to expect significant delays in both directions.
The break in the 20-inch mainline was reported Wednesday at 5:45 am on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Chelsea.
The video from NewsCopter7 showed a large amount of water gushing into 7th Avenue.
The relief teams responded and stopped the water, which then quickly decreased.
However, the water utility was affected by the residents of 7th Avenue. The gas service was also interrupted for a handful of customers.
The break flooded the streets and poured water into the nearby subway station.
Train traffic was suspended between 8th Avenue in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.
Commuters were advised to use the A, C, J or M trains or the M1
The following streets were closed to traffic as the purges and repairs had begun: 7th Avenue between 16th and 13th Street; and 14th and 15th streets between the 6th and 8th avenues.
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