Water Main Break Causes Service Disruptions on E and M Train Lines
ConEd restored power to the Lexington Avenue-East 53rd Street station about 8 a.m. Service to the two affected train lines was brought back to normal shortly thereafter, officials said.
The water main burst at 4:30 a.m., the FDNY said, throwing service out of whack during rush hour.
The Manhattan-bound E train had to be rerouted to the F line between
The water spillage did not cause flooding in the subway system, an MTA spokesperson said, but ConEd still had to cut power to the area, including to the station’s third rail.
ConEd also cut gas to the area, affecting some 250 commercial and residential units in 20 different buildings, a fire official said.