Steam pipe problems cause partial street collapse on Upper East Side

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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Crews are on the scene of a partial street collapse on the Upper East Side Tuesday, police said.

The collapse is being blamed on "steam pipe problems." Photos from the scene show a small crater in the middle of the road.

It has forced the closure of East 65th Street between Lexington and Third avenues, police said. Water has been shut down to the area, affecting about 450 customers including St. Vincent Ferrer High School.

A spokesperson for Con Edison said utility crews are on the scene.

As of 12:20 p.m., the situation was not disrupting MTA service.

It's unclear when the street will be reopened.