DEP Says That Two Water Main Beak Woes ‘A Coincidence’
The City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has concluded that the two diverse water main breaks that deviled the peninsula and tied up traffic for hours was “just a coincidence,” according to Natalie Millner, a spokesperson for the agency. The two breaks occurred at about the same time on Monday morning, December 11. One of the breaks wiped out a section of an eight-inch main at Beach 110 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Traffic was backed up both east as police blocked off the boulevard from Beach 116 Street to Beach 108 Street. Pictured, school buses bound for PS 225 and Stella Maris High School had to be rerouted and students had to trek in to their schools from Beach 108 Street.