Water main break near Jackson Heights subway station causes flooding and train delays

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A water main break caused major flooding early this morning on the Elmhurst/Jackson Heights border.

ABC7 reported that at around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, a water main ruptured near the intersection of 74th Street and Broadway, causing water to rush down the street and into a local subway station.

Repair crews from the Department of Environmental Protection reportedly shut down the broken main and were able to control the flooding. The intersection is currently closed to cars and pedestrians and the NYPD is handling the traffic.

Homes, streets and businesses near the area are currently without water service, with some residential homes and businesses experiencing flooding, according to the WABC-TV report. It is unknown at this time when water service will be restored.

The flood took place near the Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street subway station. According to the MTA, train service has since resumed but is operating with delays.

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