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Water pipe bursts and floods Maimonides Medical Center emergency room in Borough Park

By Mason White 3:59 PM January 9, 2014
Maimonides Medical Center flooded 

By: Shifra Unger
A pipe burst and ambulances were ordered to stop bringing patients to the Maimonides Medical Center emergency room, according to a statement released by hospital officials in New York.

A water pipe burst in the ambulance section of Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park.

It happened around 8:20 p.m., on Wednesday.

The bay is located in the center of the emergency room, partially inside. The leak was almost entirely contained in the ambulance area, except for a small amount of water that leaked into one side of the emergency room.

A spokesperson for the hospital said that patient care was not affected. Nobody was moved or evacuated. The water never came close to patients.

The hospital is on ambulance diversion until the pipe is repaired and the water is cleaned up. Ambulances are going to other local hospitals, including Lutheran, Coney Island, and Methodist.

The emergency room is fully operational and the walk in entrance on 49th Street between Ft. Hamilton Parkway and 10th Avenue, remains open to the public.