Eight people were rescued from their vehicles as water poured into the expressway just before 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
The main broke on Jerome Avenue near East 175th Street.
Water flooded on the Cross Bronx Expressway below, closing the roadway in both directions.
Bronx: Major Deegan Exp south at 179th Street accident – this is before the Cross Bronx. Cross Bronx remains closed both ways between the Deegan and Jerome Ave. AVOID the area. 8 people were rescued from their cars. #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/XW139Znz6Z
— Heather O’Rourke (@heatherorourke7) January 7, 2021
Occupants of at least seven cars were trapped in their vehicles.
Witnesses said the water was so high some of the cars were actually floating.
Other cars were stuck in rising waters on Jerome Avenue.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Jerome Avenue is closed from Mount Hope to the Cross Bronx Expressway.
In addition, Number 4 subway service is suspended between 161 St-Yankee Stadium and Woodlawn in both directions as the MTA worked to address water entering from the street level at that station.
The last stop on northbound 4 trains is 161 St-Yankee Stadium.
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