Manhattan, NY - Massive Water Main Break Floods Delancey Street At The Bowery ; Slows Traffic At Williamsburg Bridge
Manhattan, NY - A water main broke early Tuesday at Delancey Street and the Bowery, flooding the intersection and snarling rush hour traffic, officials said.
The main ruptured at 6:55 a.m. a few blocks away from the Williamsburg Bridge just as rush hour was building up.
“It was a lake,” said Sarah Grey, who lives on the Lower East Side. “There was water three feet high, but [the FDNY] moved pretty fast.”
Peter Koch, 36, said the flooding gave New York the look of another city.
“It’s Venice, without the boats and beautiful girls,” said Koch, who is vistiung from Copenhagen.
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