The 36-inch pipe from 1903 broke around 4 a.m. near Jerome Avenue and East 177th Street. It was brought under control at 9:20 a.m. but the damage had already been done to the area.
The NY Post Reports:
Cars were nearly submerged, the 4 train was shut down between 167th Street and Bedord Park Boulevard, bus routes were changed. The water damaged two nearby low-pressure gas lines, forcing Con Ed to shut off gas service for some.