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Massive water main break floods Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens

NEW YORK — Water stuffed the streets and automobiles have been almost submerged following a large water main break in a single day in Long Island City, Queens. 

As CBS2’s John Dias reported, it is not going to be a enjoyable morning for a lot of on Vernon Boulevard, which appeared extra like a river than a highway. Several automobiles are submerged in the water, little question many now ruined. 

The water began flooding the realm by forty first Street round 2 a.m. Tuesday.   

Crews frantically tried to close off the water to the encircling space to cease extra from pouring out. It lastly began receding about two hours later. 

Massive water main break floods Long Island City, Queens on June 7, 2022.


In January 2021, the identical space had an analogous concern with a water main break identical to this

Neighbors advised CBS2 crews got here and repaired the road, however stated it appears they might not have carried out a ok job, because it seems the identical line is busted once more. 

“This time, the water is actually coming out worse than last year. I feel sorry for a lot of people that got new cars, because they’re flooded out,” one particular person stated. “The pipeline first busted, water came out, it wasn’t this bad. But now, I don’t know, there’s all this brown stuff coming out. So I don’t even know what’s in that water, but it’s real bad this year.”

Crews are nonetheless engaged on what precisely prompted the break, and it is nonetheless unclear what number of automobiles have been broken. 

Stick with CBS2, CBS News New York and for extra on this creating story. 

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