Wednesday, January 15, 2014

If Only There Were Some Shovel Ready Projects

We just can't find them.

The water main broke near Fifth Avenue and 13th Street around 12:15 a.m., the city said. It took hours to shut off the right pipes, find the pipe that had burst and bring the flooding under control.

The source of the problem was a section of 36-inch cast iron pipe dating back to 1877, said a spokesman for the city Department of Environmental Protection.