Water Main Break in the Bronx

The break happened Thursday morning.

By DeMarco Morgan
|  Thursday, Nov 3, 2011  |  Updated 9:17 PM EDT
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Cleanup is underway after a water main break in the Bronx-flooded businesses and a church. DeMarco Morgan reports.

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Cleanup is underway after a water main break in the Bronx-flooded businesses and a church. DeMarco Morgan reports.

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A water main break caused a mess in the Bronx Thursday, flooding streets and sidewalks and causing headaches for businesses.

The Department of Environmental Protection said the main is 82 years old.

City officials were still assessing damage around the break, which happened near Morris Park Avenue and Holland Avenue in the Van Nest section of the Bronx.

Jamil Algathi, a clerk at a nearby deli, said the store "lost a lot of business today."

"It's a big mess," Algathi said.

About 280 customers were affected and left without water, including a deli, a flower shop and other small businesses.

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