Steam Pipe Blast Causes Major Traffic, Transit Disruptions - NBC New York

Steam Pipe Blast Causes Major Traffic, Transit Disruptions

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Commuters Caught in Pipe Explosion Mess

    A steam pipe explosion happened right during the morning commute, and set off a rush-hour panic. By afternoon, transit seemed to be back on track. Andrew Siff reports.

    (Published Thursday, July 19, 2018)

    A steam pipe explosion in the Flatiron District has shut down part of Fifth Avenue and caused major traffic and transit disruptions in Manhattan. These are the latest service changes as of Thursday night.

    BUSES

    The following buses are being detoured: M1, M2, M3, M55, M23-SBS, X1, X10, X17, X27, X28

    The following buses may be delayed: BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, QM21, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4

    Check MTA.info for the latest update

    STREETS

    Expect traffic delays, road closures, and the presence of emergency personnel in the vicinity of West 21st Street and 5th Avenue. The following streets are closed to vehicular and pedestrian street closures:

    • West 23rd Street from 6th Avenue to Madison Avenue
    • 5th Avenue from West 23rd Street to West 17th Street
    • Broadway from West 23rd Street to West 17th Street
    • All crosstown traffic from 6th Avenue to Broadway from West 23rd Street to West 17th Street

    SUBWAY

    Allow additional travel time if using R and W service at 23 St Station. Several staircases remain closed.

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