Subway service is back to normal after crews worked through the night to repair a 30-inch water main that broke at 106th Street near Central Park West Monday morning, causing a transit nightmare for area residents.
The water main broke at about 11:35 a.m., sending thousands of gallons of water spewing into the street.
"I just saw water gushing out of the ground really bad -- pretty high, too," said area resident Edward Lorenzo.
Service was disrupted or suspended altogether on the A, B, C and D lines Monday, making the commute home difficult for thousands. With subway stations closed up and down the West Side, riders were told to transfer to the No. 1 line.
"I went to the 1 platform, and it was literally like 20 deep to the train, I couldn't take that," said Kyle McGinley of Morningside Heights. "So then I went out to take the bus and there were people fighting each other in the bus line and shoving."
"There were no cabs to be had, so I was like, I'm gonna walk," McGinley said. He ended up walking from 59th Street to 110th Street.
The following photos of the water main break clean-up Monday night were provided by the MTA: