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Cleanup continued Friday morning and customers were still without water after a broken water main flooded streets in Brooklyn
Court Street subway station was also flooded, but service was restored to the R line
A 12-inch water main broke on Montague Street on Thursday afternoon
Subway service was restored at a Brooklyn Heights station Friday morning after a broken water main flooded part of the station and surrounding streets with murky brown water the day before.
R line service was back up and running again at Court Street station, the MTA said, but the north end of the station at Clinton and Montague streets will be closed until further notice as crews continue to clean up and repair elevators, which remain out of service.
The MTA said it hoped to restore full access to the station sometime Friday. Service on the 2, 3, 4, 5 and N lines was not affected.
The pipe was fixed by Friday afternoon, and crews were working on patching up the ground around it.
The DEP says about 100 customers and 25 businesses were impacted, mainly between Clinton and Henry on Montague Street. Part of Montague was still blocked off to traffic Friday morning. Two restaurants remained closed.
On Thursday afternoon, gallons of brown water bubbled up from the sidewalk and gushed through the streets near the rupture of a 12-inch pipe at Montague and Clinton streets.
"Brooklyn Heights not smelling so good right now," tweeted Charles Beck.
Business owners on the eatery-lined street scrambled to avoid as much damage as possible.
"It was like a river -- a lot of water, then after an hour, power is off," said restaurant owner Jerry Shen.
Another restaurant owner, George Chamoun, said his business took a hit.
"Normally Thursday night's a busy night for us, so it's monetary damage, definitely," he said.