Pipe burst on Houston Street

New York, NY, USA

Mains burst

NYC DEP inspectors at the scene of a broken water main

New York, NY, USA

When the flood waters receded after a water main burst on Houston Street this afternoon, they left behind a large amount of sandy mud and a rather spectacular sinkhole that took a chunk out of the westbound side of the street. Houston has been snarled up by roadworks for a number of months; losing half the street is not going to improve matters.

I arrived too late to see the actual flood, but the damage it did is impressive in its own right.