MANHATTAN — A water main ruptured in East Harlem late Sunday night, spilling water into the streets and temporarily blocking parts of FDR Drive, officials said.
The water main burst under Second Avenue and East 127th Street about 11:30 p.m. It poured water into the surrounding streets, according to the FDNY and Office of Emergency Management.
A southbound exit at East 127th Street and a northbound exit at East 96th Street were both temporarily closed but reopened about 2:30 a.m., according to the OEM.
Crews from the Department of Sanitation spread salt around affected streets to prevent ice build-up, a spokesman said.
The Sunday break came just 12 days after a nearly 140-year-old pipe burst in Greenwich Village, flooding a Fifth Avenue intersection and pouring water into The New School's new flagship building.