Times Square, New York’s most famous and busiest subway station, was hit by a spectacular flood at dawn on Tuesday. This was caused by a burst pipe in the outdated infrastructure.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released videos and photos Tuesday of water pouring down from the station ceilings at Times Square and 42nd Street, in the heart of Manhattan, at around 3 a.m., quickly flooding the tracks of several lines. put.
The MTA, which operates one of the oldest and densest subway networks in the world, said on its website that a major pipeline had ruptured at 7th Avenue and 40th Street in Manhattan. Photos and videos show how the asphalt is flooded and the water level in the subway rose rapidly.
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Traffic was interrupted and the water supply to the affected neighborhood was cut off. Hundreds of MTA employees and technicians pumped up the water and cleaned up. By noon, everything was back to normal.
The New York subway, which opened in 1904, is one of the most extensive networks in the world.
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