Water main break floods Upper West Side intersection

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A water main break shut down a section of Broadway on the Upper West Side.

The break was reported at 9:18 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Broadway and West 99th Street.

Video from the scene showed water gushing up onto the street from two manhole covers.

Some icy patches from the flooding were visible across the intersection.

Crews responded and shut off the water within an hour.

No loss of water service was reported in the area, and no buildings had to be evacuated.

Broadway was shut down northbound from West 98th Street to West 100th Street as road crews spread salt and utility crews worked on repairs.

Motorists and pedestrians were urged to use caution in the area and seek alternate routes.

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