Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday

Posted on: February 11th, 2020 at 5:02 am by

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).

 

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