Water main breaks in Flatiron

Photos by Sabina Mollot

By Sabina Mollot

On Wednesday morning, a water main broke on Fifth Avenue and 20th Street, sending steam shooting up into the air, reminiscent of the steam blast last July just a block north.

According to Con Ed, it was city equipment under the oversight of the Department of Environmental Protection that was impacted. However, utility workers shut off a number of valves (none affecting area residents) out of caution to see if any of their own underground equipment regulation steam and electric service was also affected.

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