Massive water main break buckles streets in New Rochelle
A massive water main break caused road closures and loss of water in New Rochelle.
Crews on the scene tell News 12 a 16-inch pipe
cracked, most likely due to the cold weather, around 4 p.m. Wednesday on Bridge
Street by the Metro-North station.
Thousands of gallons of water gushed through
surrounding streets, and, at one point, water poured down onto the train tracks
causing flooding. "When we
came out, I already knew that it was a water main break, but you could just see
the water gushing out of the ground," says witness Odell Melvin.
The river of water not only
caused a real mess with mud and puddles, but caused roadways to buckle under
the pressure of the water. There were several road closures in the area including Huguenot Street,
Division Street, Memorial Highway, Railroad Place, and Bridge Street.
Many residents dealt with low water pressure
and some lost water for a time as crews worked to stop the water from flooding