Emergency crews are on the scene of a water main break at Central Park West and W. 106th Street.
The break was first reported at 11:35 a.m.“There will be no service through the evening rush hour,” said Seaton. “Customers should use the numbered lines,” including the 1, 2, 3 and 4 trains.
The B and C lines were taken out of service around 11:30 a.m., shortly after a major water main break at Central Park West and West 106th Street flooded streets. The torrent flooded subway stations from West 103rd Street to 125th Street, Seaton said.
The A, B, C, and D line station at 125th Street was flooded with three to four feet of water, and smoke was spotted in the station, Seaton said. Four pumps are pushing 6,000 gallons of water a minute out of the system to restore service as soon as possible, the MTA said in a release.
Work crews are on site at the location of the water main to pump out water covering tracks at stations from 103rd Street to 125th Street along Central Park West and St. Nicholas Avenue, the MTA said. Four pumps are currently pumping 6,000 gallons of water a minute out of the system to restore service as soon as possible.
Expect traffic delays and bus detours in the area.
For more details and updates check the MTA’s website.
Update: Subway service disruptions continue along the A, B, C, and D lines as a result of the prior water main break at Central Park West and 106th Street in Manhattan. The number 1 train operating normally.