Major water main break shuts down parts of Cross Bronx Expressway


A major water main break shut down a portion of the Cross Bronx Expressway and left several motorists stranded early Thursday, officials said. 

The break occurred around 3 a.m. at Jerome Avenue and West 175th Street in Morris Heights, according to the FDNY. 

As a result, all southbound lanes of the Cross Bronx Expressway were closed at Jerome Avenue, the Office of Emergency Management tweeted.

Seven cars were stranded and eight people were rescued, according to the FDNY. No one was reported hurt. 

Crews were still on scene around 6 a.m., the department said. 

Meanwhile, the MTA tweeted that 4 trains are bypassing 176th Street in both directions due to water leaking into the station. 

The agency advised taking a Bx32 bus for service to and from the station. 

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