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Water Main Break Disrupts Service at Long Island College Hospital

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A water main break at Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital disrupted ambulance service Wednesday evening.

A hospital spokesman says the break occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The break affected laboratory services and forced the diversion of ambulances.

Administrators told NY1 that maintenance crews were on the site assessing the situation and making repairs in order to resume ambulance service, though it was unclear when that would happen.

Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park also dealt with a similar situation Wednesday night, briefly diverting ambulances because of a broken water main.

A hospital official there said that the flooding was contained within an ambulance bay, except for a little bit of water that trickled through one of the doors.

No patients or equipment were affected, and things are back to normal.

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