High-Pressure Steam Leak Disrupts East Side Traffic in Manhattan

7 Online - October 08, 2019

EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A high-pressure steam leak has disrupted traffic for part of Tuesday morning on the East Side.

An apparent valve failure caused the high-pressure steam leak, at First Avenue and East 36th Street.

The steam leak closed First Avenue through the low 30's, but it reopened around 8 a.m.

"We just had the UN. There's always something and so now I want to be able to walk around like a normal person," said Louie Mingione, a resident.

There were no air quality issues and no one was injured.

Con Edison said they isolated the section of the pipe that failed and stopped the steam.