Water main break floods part of Greenwich Village

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Water main break floods part of Greenwich Village
John Del Giorno reports from over the scene of a water main break in Greenwich Village.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A water main break early Monday flooded part of Greenwich Village.

It happened on 13th Street near University Place sometime around 6 a.m.

The FDNY and water company were able to shut off water to the area around a half-hour later.

13th Street was closed for repairs, and it is unclear when lanes will reopen.

The Department of Environmental Protection said water service has been shut to the impacted area, and crews are on location excavating to determine the source of the leak.

Approximately 150 households and six businesses are affected.

The cause of the water main break is not yet known.

Mayor Eric Adams' office sent a stern letter to New York City's employees reminding them they must return to work in person.


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