News Water main break snags traffic in Greenwich Village DEP workers responded and shut the water off after a water main break in Greenwich Village on Aug. 19, 2015. Photo Credit: Alison Fox By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Updated August 19, 2015 11:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A Greenwich Village water main break snagged traffic Wednesday and flooded the basement of three buildings, according to the FDNY. It happened on West 3rd Street near MacDougal Street, according to John Bley, chief of FDNY Division One. DEP workers responded and shut the water off, he said. They have to determine where the break is to repair it.. recommended reading Cool off in an open fire hydrant? Not so fast ConEdison's equipment was not affected, Bley added. Crews had been working on the plumbing system of NYU buildings in the area but it wasn't clear if that had anything to do with the break. By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.