Water main break snarls traffic on West Side Highway

September 24, 2011 6:45:25 PM PDT
A water main break causes a traffic nightmare on the Upper West Side.

The 12 inch water main broke Saturday afternoon.

Water has been shut down since 1:15 p.m.

At this point, no water customers are affected.

Two lanes of the southbound side of the West Side Highway are closed to traffic starting at 96th Street.

The Department of Transportation is assessing the structural integrity of the road, but there does not appear to be any damage.