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Water Main Break Causes Partial Bronx Street Collapse

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Officials in the city Department of Environmental Protection said repairs took place Saturday on a water main break in the Bronx that caused a partial street collapse at 184th Street and Ryer Avenue that day and left approximately 250 families without water.

Officer of Emergency Management officials said a six-inch water main and a 12-inch valve needed replacing.

DEP officials said water was shut off from Ryer Avenue to Grand Concourse between East 184th Street and East 187th Street.

Approximately six homes had two to three feet of water in their basements as a result of leaking water, according to OEM officials.

A portion of the roadway collapsed beneath the rear wheels of a DEP truck, according to DEP officials, who said that truck has since been removed from the scene.

There were no power outages in the area, according to the OEM.

DEP officials were working to determine the cause of the incident.

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