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October 16, 2003

Water main break in Harlem
Posted by Teresa at 04:33 PM *

Please post what you know. City news websites are getting hammered, and the office doesn’t have a TV. We can’t tell what’s happening.

We’ve just heard it isn’t the main city water tunnel. Major relief.

Comments on Water main break in Harlem:
#1 ::: Alison ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2003, 04:49 PM:

from 1010 WINS (www.wins.com)

Oct 16, 2003 3:37 pm US/Eastern
(1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) A broken water main flooded portions of Washington Heights and officials closed the lower level of the George Washington Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

The water main broke at 1:19 p.m. near Amsterdam Avenue and 178th Street, near the entrance to the bridge.

Several feet of water cascaded down Amsterdam, flooding businesses and apartments.

Fire Department spokesman Mike Loughran said there were no immediate reports of injuries. He said five buildings were evacuated.

#2 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2003, 05:17 PM:

False Maria seen
fleeing the Worker's City;
Rotwang sez "No Comment."

#3 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2003, 06:49 PM:

Okay. Not nearly as serious as we'd feared. Thank you.

#4 ::: Randolph Fritz ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2003, 07:00 PM:

There is coverage at wnbc.com

#5 ::: julia ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2003, 08:20 AM:

hey, locals - silive.com (the website for the Staten Island Advance) has an AP feed and almost no-one uses it.

Good source for local news in emergencies.

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