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Water main break impacts subway service

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A water main ruptured Friday at Broadway and East 23rd Street in Manhattan, impacted subway service.

The break at about 10:45 a.m. caused extensive flooding in the area. Photos and video from the scene show water gushing into the East 23rd Street Subway Station and flowing into the area of the Flatiron public plaza.

Fifth Avenue was closed between 34th Street and 23rd Street Portions of the street buckled from the water.

The Office of Emergency Management said the 36-inch wide pipe was installed in 1915.

Surrounding buildings could experience low water pressure.

There were reports of water service disrupted as far away as lower Manhattan.

Crews were on the scene in the Flatiron repairing the damage on Friday.

If you have photos from the scene you can email them to fox5video@gmail.com.

The break was impacting service on the N, Q and R subway lines, according to the MTA.

N trains are running on the R line in both directions between DeKalb Av and Canal St then run express in both directions between Canal St and 57 St-7 Av.

Q trains will run between Stillwell Av and Canal St then express in both directions between Canal St and 57 St-7 Av,

R trains are running on the F line in both directions between 36 St (Qns) and 47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Ctr, and then on the D line in both directions between 47-50 Sts/Rockefeller Station and DeKalb Av Station.

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