Nepperhan Ave. reopens after water main break

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Nepperhan Avenue reopened in Yonkers Monday following a water main break that shut the road down.

The main water line into the city’s Public Works Department building broke around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. It took four to five hours before crews were able to turn it off.

Nepperhan Avenue at Cross Hill Avenue in Yonkers was closed in both directions.

DWP officials say the water on the road was about 4 or 5 feet deep and actually emptied the nearby water tower. The water has since receded after crews shut down the main, but the road was covered with slick mud.

Pedestrians who tried to walk on the mud today said it is really dangerous. "It's unbelievable, it's like you walk through and you wouldn't even expect it to be that slippery, it's like you can't even walk through it," said Christian Oflynn, of Yonkers.

A large sinkhole opened where the water gushed out. 

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