The first report of the break came just before 6 a.m. as witnesses reported water flowing along Seventh Street and the sidewalks.
For now, the 9th Precinct reports that there isn't any northbound traffic on First Avenue from Fourth Street to 10th Street ... Seventh Street is closed from Avenue A to First Avenue (Seventh Street west of First Avenue was already closed for ongoing demoliton work after the fire on the southeast corner of Second Avenue on Dec. 5)
Updated 10:30 a.m.
Ugh. What a mess. William Kalyer took these photos looking south on First Avenue from St. Mark's Place...