PHOTO: Upper West Side water main break - Metro US

PHOTO: Upper West Side water main break

A massive water main break shut down the subway and flooded buildings on the Upper West Side this morning.

The water main break occurred just before 11 a.m. at West 106th Street and Central Park West. The basements of nearby buildings were flooded with water, residents there tell Metro.

The MTA shut down the West 110th Street subway station on the B and C as the tracks were under water. The MTA also suspended B and C service between West 50th Street and 125th Street due to the flooding.

And expect service to remain disrupted throughout the evening rush home, warns the MTA:

Both B and C train service are suspended from end to end and will likely be out until later this evening.

A train service is suspended between West 145th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle.

D trains are not running between 161st Street-Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx and 34th Street-Herald Square in Manhattan.

There is water covering the subway tracks at stations stretching all the way from 103rd Street to 125th Street along Central Park West and St Nicholas Avenue.

Work crews are currently at the location of the water main break at Central Park West and 106th to pump out the water. Four pumps are currently pumping 6,000 gallons of water a minute out of the system to restore service as soon as possible, but it will take at least four to five hours to pump out all the water, warns MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz.

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