A water main break at East 13th Street and Fifth Avenue sent water gushing onto Fifth Avenue, causing streets to close and disrupting transit. Credit: Getty Images
An overnight water main break in Greenwich Village has caused a mess of a morning commute, with street closures and several subway disruptions.
The break occurred shortly after midnight at East 13th Street and Fifth Avenue, flooding the area and forcing the city to close Fifth Avenue between 12th and 14th streets.
The MTA announced several service changes affecting the B, C, D, F, M and Q lines.
From the MTA's website:
Buses that travel through the affected area are being detoured due to the street closures.
The water main break was under control by about 5:30 a.m., according to the fire department.