Wednesday, January 19, 2011
*UPDATE January 20th 12PM from 76th Precinct
*UPDATED At 6PM* from the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management:
This will certainly disrupt rush hour. There is a huge mess on Court Street between First and Second Place after a water main break.Craig Hammerman, Community Board 6 manager, just sent around this notice issued by the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management:
Court St has been temporarily closed between the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and President St in Brooklyn due to a flooding condition. Expect heavy traffic delays in the area.
National Grid has cut and capped a gas main which services 391 thru 395 Court Street (one building with several addresses). The building has no gas at this time. During repairs a 4-inch sprinkler service water main was broken. DEP has isolated the break.
DEP and FDNY are removing 5 feet of water in building's basements on Court Street between 1st Place and 2nd Place.Court Street is closed from President Street going south. The B57 bus line is being rerouted. OEM operations continue.