Water main break floods subway station

A water main ruptured in Manhattan Wednesday morning sending water gushing into the subway system and impacting service on the L line.

Service into and out of Manhattan was temporarily suspended while crews worked to repair damage caused by the break between 6th and 8th avenues and 23rd St. and 14th St.

Regular service was fully restored at around Noon with trains moving again between 8 Ave. and Canarsie Rockaway Pkwy.

Passengers were advised to take other trains or the bus.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently scrapped a plan that would have shuttered the L train for 15 months while crews worked to repair tunnel damage caused by 2012's Superstorm Sandy.

He revealed a last-minute plan in December that would let crews work on the tunnel during nights and weekends. That plan will allow the trains to keep running amid the tunnel repairs.



With the Associated Press