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Burst water main floods New York subway

A section of New York's subway got a soaking yesterday when a 12in water main broke at 13th Street and Seventh Avenue during rush hour. Fire and water crews responded to the emergency but not before the water had flooded the street and caused a downpour onto the subway tracks, leaving hundreds of commuters having to be evacuated.

It is not known what caused the water mains to burst, although there are suggestions that a utility crew may have accidently hit the mains while working in the area on another issue. Trains were suspended while water was pumped out of the subway.

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Author: Maureen Gaines, Editor, WET News Find on Google+
Topic: Pipes & Pipelines
Tags: water , trains , USA

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