- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say firefighters used an inflatable boat to rescue at least one person on Long Island after a water main break flooded streets and homes.

Nassau police say a 12-inch water main broke Monday afternoon in Oceanside, leaving the streets under roughly three feet of water and affecting about 30 homes. A large hole in the street almost caused a car to fall in.

New York American Water officials say it’s not yet known what caused the break.

No injuries were reported. It took about 45 minutes to plug the main.

Police say the roadway will be dug up to determine where the break happened.

Officials say 10 homes remained without water late Monday.


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