An elderly woman was hospitalized after a busted water main sent thousands of gallons of water pouring into the street and flooding homes in Queens early Saturday, officials and residents said.
The flooding impacted 100 homes, according to fire officials, and cracked off slabs of sidewalk on 23rd St. near 24th Dr. in Astoria.
Emergency responders brought the woman to Elmhurst Hospital as a precaution after her home filled with about three feet of water, neighbors and fire officials said
Zach Borst, 29, was coming up around 4 a.m. when he saw the brown water gushing out of a hole in the sidewalk where Con Edison had been working early this week.
"It was like a geyser. It was literally just rushing out, thousands of gallons of water," he said. "It was chaos. A total deluge."
Residents say the busted main let loose a torrent for about two hours until the water was shut off around 6:30 a.m.