Water main break knocks out power at apartment complex

October 11, 2012 9:21:31 AM PDT
A water main break knocked out power and water service to a large private apartment complex in Brooklyn. The 10-inch water main broke at Spring Creek Towers, which used to be called Starrett City, sometime before 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. The break was near the complex's self-sustaining electrical power plant. The complex creates its own power, and the water quickly flooded the power facility. Ten buildings in the complex lost power and water. Crews worked for hours to restore service to three buildings, and hoped to restore the rest of the buildings sometime in the afternoon. The complex houses about 14,600 residents in 46 buildings. It opened in 1974 as Starrett City, and changed its name to the Spring Creek Towers in 2002.

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