Crews respond to water main break on Lower East Side

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Sandra Bookman has more on the water main break on the Lower East Side.

Crews responded to the scene of a water main break on the Lower East Side Saturday morning.

It happened at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Madison Street and Montgomery Street.

The FDNY, NYPD, Con Edison Steam, DEP and the Sanitation Department were all at the scene.

Crews excavated a section of a 12-inch water main to isolate the site of the leak.

The DEP shut down valves to contain the water flow. There may have been some street undermining, officials say.

The Sanitation Department de-iced the area.

The M22 bus was re-routed and Madison Street is closed between Montgomery and Gouverneur Street.

There are no reports of injuries or evacuations.

The DEP says several residential buildings in the area were left without water service.

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