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Chelsea water main break prompts road closures

Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 20:01:29-04

CHELSEA, Manhattan — A water main break in Chelsea on Wednesday morning prompted road closures and increased traffic.

No one was injured in the incident that caused flooding around the intersection of West 29th Street and Ninth Avenue, according to FDNY, which received reports of the break at 10:10 a.m.

"Due to a water condition in the area,” people should expect to see emergency personnel and increased traffic, according to NYC Emergency Management.

West 28th and West 29th streets are closed between Eighth and Ninth avenues. Two lanes of 9th Avenue were reopened to traffic Wednesday afternoon.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the water main had been shut down and the leak stopped while repair work was underway.