Water main from 1870 breaks on Chambers Street
A 138-year-old water main broke this morning on Chambers Street, sending water and silt down several lower Manhattan streets and leaving dozens of customers without water.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is investigating the cause of the break, which happened at 10:46 a.m. between Greenwich and Hudson streets. A DEP repair crew is working to repair the 12-inch main.
Two lanes of traffic are open on Chambers Street at the site of the break.
Photo: Crews work at the scene of this morning's water main break on Chambers Street. (Christopher Sabatini)