Water main break in Soho (UPDATE)

October 7, 2008 5:43:17 AM PDT
It was a chaotic site -- SoHo saw a water main break where this morning, there are still some lanes closed. The break occurred near Sixth Avenue and Watts Street, not far from Holland Tunnel.

Officials from the DEP were on the scene shortly after 10:00.

A DEP worker and 3 firefighters were injured after falling into a hole. The injuries were minor.

This morning, two lanes on 6th Avenue -- between Broome and Watts streets are still closed.

Utility crews were forced to shut off the main to repair the break.

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