Water main break on Upper East Side at subway construction site

A huge water main break affected water service for several businesses and buildings on 2nd Avenue Thursday afternoon.

The break happened in the subway construction area at 84th Street and 2nd Avenue just before 3 p.m.

Water could be seen shooting high up into the air.

An Instagram user captured this video (WARNING: Profanity in audio)

MTA officials say a fitting on a replacement water main had failed, causing the water main break.
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