NYC explosion: Major steam pipe leak engulfs Flatiron district in smoke causing traffic chaos

A number of high pressure steam pipes have exploded in Manhattan's Flatiron District, blasting a whole through the asphalt of Fifth Avenue. The New York Fire Department has closed a number of roads in Manhattan's Flatiron District, causing disruption to many peoples' morning commutes. Crews are working to isolate the steam rupture by closing valves in the area.

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