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Water main break floods part of Manhattan's Upper West Side

A water main break flooded part of Manhattan's Upper West Side early Monday, snarling the morning commute. CBS New York reported the main ruptured around 5:30 a.m. near Lincoln Center at 63rd Street and Broadway.

Aerial images showed flooded streets with emergency vehicles blocking off streets. Crews were able to stop the flow of water about two hours later.

The 1, 2 and 3 trains were suspended in both directions between 42nd Street-Times Square and 96th Street.

"It's crazy, you need a boat or something to get through. I didn't end wear boots today and now we got all this," commuter Michael Romero, 27, of the Bronx told the New York Post.

Abigail Marie, 33, of Manhattan, said city workers and firefighters responded quickly after the streets started "flooding a lot and from all directions."

"You have to be careful, there's big puddles around and they're deeper than they seem," she told the Post.

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