NEW YORK - A water main ruptured outside the Queensbridge Houses in the Long Island City section of Queens, flooding streets and submerging cars.
The break occurred at about 2:10 a.m. along Vernon Boulevard. Video from the scene shows cars floating in the water that appeared to be several feet deep.
Streets around the housing complex remained closed.
Con Edison and several city agencies including the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Emergency Management, and the NYC Housing Authority were on site.
There did not appear to be any structural damage to the apartment buildings, but the street and sidewalk buckled.
The Queensbridge Houses dealt with a similar situation in January of 2021 when a water main ruptured in the same location, seriously flooding streets and vehicles.