A water main break in lower Manhattan is causing subway and traffic disruptions. The break occurred on Varick Street about 12:20 p.m. and is causing delays on the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 5 subway lines. The Department of Environmental Protection says it has shut off water in the area. Two lanes have been closed to traffic while crews work on the problem.
The following is a service alert from the MTA:
Due to a water condition at the Canal Street Station:
Wakefield-bound 2 trains are running on the 5 line between the Nevins Street Station and the 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station.
South Ferry-bound 1 trains are turning at the 14th Street Station.
Brooklyn College-bound 2 trains are turning at the Times Square-42nd Street Station.
3 trains are running between the New Lots Avenue Station and the Crown Heights-Utica Avenue Station in both directions.
5 trains are running between the East 180th Street Station and the Dyre Avenue Station in both directions.
Please expect delays in 1,2,3,4 and 5 train service.