Friday, October 23, 2015
MASSIVE watermain break on Queens Blvd in Elmhurst
From Eyewitness News:
Construction crews had been operating at 51-35 Reeder Street in Queens when shoring pilings they were installing struck a water main. The work site quickly flooded but all workers were accounted for.
The main is not capped. City Department of Environmental Protection workers were working to stem the water flow. The first stories of five addresses were evacuated due to flooding: 86-55 Broadway; 86-30 Broadway; 86-31 Broadway; 86-32 Broadway; and 86-34 Broadway.
From DNA Info:
The developer — listed as 85-15 Queens Blvd. Realty, LLC — was issued a partial stop work order in August because there was no underpinning at the site, according to Department of Buildings records.
85-15 Queens Blvd. Realty, LLC could not be reached for comment.