NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - As bad as the commute through Penn Station in Manhattan is these days, it got even worse Wednesday when a ceiling pipe burst, dumping gallons of disgusting-smelling water on a Long Island Rail Road concourse and then down to a platform below.
Several commuters did what they do: record and post video to social media. The videos showed a shower of water falling on the floor, which was taped off so workers could deal with the mess.
"... pretty sure penn station is raining sewage rn," Kari Szul (@kariszul) tweeted.
"It's raining? It's pouring? Nope just a leak at Penn Station!" Marigo Mihalos (@MarigoPR) tweeted.
The MTA said the leak came from Two Penn Plaza, the office building above the station, and referred questions to management company Vornado.
"We apologize for the inconvenience caused by a leak from one of our building pipes," a spokesperson for Vornado said in a statement to Fox 5 News. "The situation is now under control, and we are working to clean and restore the affected area prior to this evening's rush hour."
Video from a Fox 5 News crew showed water found its way down to rail platforms, too. Crews taped off a wet staircase and part of a wet platform.
LIRR service was not affected.