Businesses, residents without water, heat after water main breaks on 14th Street

MANHATTAN — A water main break in Manhattan has impacted service on the L train during the Wednesday morning commute.

Authorities responded to reports of the water main break along 14th Street and Seventh Avenue in Chelsea at about 6 a.m.

L train service has resumed in both directions between Bedford Avenue and 14 Street - Union Square, the MTA said. Manhattan-bound trains are running every 6 minutes will end at 14 St-Union Sq., as crews continue to work and resolve the issue.

The MTA tweeted a video of water flowing through the tunnel, submerging many of the switches, motors and signals.

L train service was temporarily suspended in both directions between 8 Ave in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the MTA tweeted.

For service to Eighth Avenue, consider the M14 bus.

For alternate travel options from Brooklyn to Manhattan, consider taking the J train, or taking the G train northbound from Metropolitan Av to the E, M or 7 trains at Court Square.

AIR11 is over the scene of the water main break along 14th Street and Seventh Ave:

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