The L-train service was completely stopped between Brooklyn and Manhattan this morning (Wednesday, January 23) due to a rush of water from a water main break.
The issue occurred shortly after 5 a.m. on 14th Street and Seventh Avenue with water gushing down into the tunnel. Although service between Manhattan and Brooklyn have resumed, there have been excessive delays—especially since it took nearly three hours for the L-train to begin services again.
Here’s a look at the the water coming into the tunnel:
The train is now running Manhattan-bound to 14th Street, Union Square as there is still flooding between Sixth and Eighth Avenues. As of last reports the train is running ev ery 6 minutes and the NYCT Subway announced “Expect delays in both directions.”
featured image source: Twitter / NYCT Subway