Subway service restored after water main break

April 5, 2012 9:13:37 AM PDT
Subway service has been restored with residual delays after a water main break flooded Lower Manhattan streets and shut down the No. 1 line south of Chambers Street.

The 20-inch main broke at the intersection of Murray Street and West Broadway just after 3 a.m. Thursday.

Water flooded the Chambers Street station, causing subway disruptions.

Water was flowing down West Broadway early Thursday morning, but by 6 a.m., officials had the main shut down. Subway service resumed by 8:30 a.m., after the water was pumped from the tracks.

Water service was affected for residents near the intersection where the main broke.

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