VIDEO: Subway service restored with delays after water main break floods Upper West Side station

Adam Warner
January 19, 2020 - 1:15 pm
Upper West Side water main break

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A water main break on the Upper West Side wreaked havoc on the subway and caused major traffic delays Sunday morning before service was finally restored to the affected lines about five hours after the fiasco began.

A water main near Central Park West and 102nd Street broke around 7:30 a.m. 

Water flooded the tracks at the 103rd Street station, halting service between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 125th Street on the A and D lines and suspending service altogether on the C line.

Service was restored with heavy delays around 12:30 p.m.

Citizen App video shows the tracks of the station flooded. Other video shows water pouring from the break across the street from Central Park.

Just days ago, on Monday, another water main break flooded the area between West 61st and West 65th streets at Broadway and Columbus Avenue, snarling service on the 1, 2 and 3 lines.

"This is the second time this week our customers have been denied service for too lengthy a period because of a major city water main break that flooded our system," NYC Transit Senior Vice President of Subway Sally Librera told ABC7. "We hope this latest incident will spur quicker shut-off response times by the city and a review of its aging system in hopes of avoiding similar situations moving forward."

Central Park West was closed to traffic between West 97th Street and 102nd Street.

More info on service changes can be found on the MTA site here.