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Water Main Break Floods Streets; Cuts Service In The West Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A water main burst in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx Friday afternoon, leaving streets flooded and iced over.

The 12-inch water main burst at Hoe Avenue and Freeman Street in the Bronx, according to the city Department of Environmental Protection. By 5 p.m., the water had been shut off.

The break affected 20 two-family homes, the department said.

Those homes have lost water service and had to use bottled water Friday night.

"You need hot water for the shower; everything, and there's no water here," said area resident Dezorey Njoku. "This is ridiculous."

The water main break also turned the pavement into an ice skating rink for blocks throughout the area, CBS 2's Joe Biermann reported. Special crews had to be called out to salt the streets, Biermann reported.

Minor street damage resulted from the rupture.

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