Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday
A ruptured water main in Two Bridges flooded South Street yesterday afternoon, snarling traffic and evoking flashbacks of past storms.
The water main burst beneath the street in the vicinity of 199 South Street, near Dover Street. An enormous river formed, and extended all the way to Pike Slip. Right at the base of the One Manhattan Square tower.
A tipster sent us this photo of the ponding outside the 815-foot development.
The breakage is the second such flood to plague this spot in the last two years, and offers stark flashbacks of the same site during Hurricane Irene (2011) and Hurricane Sandy (2012).
Water main break that started at 199 South street confines of the 5th Pct now has flooding extending into the 7th Pct at South St and Pike St. Stay away from this area as emergency personnel have responded and are addressing the problem. pic.twitter.com/9Sir31uGvn
— NYPD 7th Precinct (@NYPD7Pct) February 10, 2020
Flooding is now on Rutgers Slip and South St. and getting worse @NYCWater @nycemergencymgt needs to send a crew to Rutgers Slip to clear clogged basins asap to mitigate possible building flooding. @NydiaVelazquez @IrisQuinones_ @CM_MargaretChin @NYCMayor
— twobridgestower (@twobridgestower) February 11, 2020