GREENWICH VILLAGE — Traffic was snarled at a busy West 14th Street intersection during the Thursday morning rush after a water leak partially flooded a Seventh Avenue building, officials said.
Water from an underground pipe began leaking into 154 W. 14th St., at Seventh Avenue, about 8:38 a.m., according to spokesmen for FDNY and the building's owner.
Emergency responders were concerned that the water may have undermined scaffolding nearby, so they closed off a lane of traffic on Seventh Avenue and barred people from walking under it.
The water caused minimal damage to the building and was pumped out, a rep for the owner said.
Traffic eventually resumed at the intersection and pedestrians were allowed to walk under the scaffolding as of about 10 a.m.
Officials with the Department of Environmental Protection said they were investigating.
FDNY responders also notified the Department of Buildings, which is also investigating.