Water main break floods Upper East Side block

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
Crews work to repair Upper East Side water main break
Diana Rocco reports from the Upper East Side on a water main break.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A water main break shut down a block on the Upper East Side.

Video from Citizen App shows the break flooding several lanes of Third Avenue between East 79th and East 80th streets.

The water company was able to shut off service to the area and the pavement started drying out by the afternoon.

Traffic is being detoured off of 3rd Avenue until the work is complete.

It's not yet known what caused the main to break and if any businesses have been affected by the water.

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