Water Main Break Floods Staten Island Streets

A water main break flooded residential streets in Staten Island's Westerleigh neighborhood Monday morning, authorities said. 

Water flowed from the broken 8-inch main on Vedder Avenue near Willowbrook Road at about 9:45 a.m.

The water was cut off by about 10:15 a.m. and the Department of Environmental Protection was on scene to investigate the cause of the break.

"It looked like a mini ocean flood," Westerleigh resident Elizabeth Deprima told NBC 4 New York. "It was underneath the cars."

Drinking water was suspended for some of the homes in the neighborhood, but none appeared to be damaged by the water. 

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