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A sewage leak is making the L train smellier than ever

A sewage leak is making the L train smellier than ever
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/mementosis

Are you an L train commuter who's noticed that things have smelled pretty rank during the past few months? You're not alone. The MTA has recently admitted that a clogged sewer pipe in the Myrtle-Wyckoff L station is to blame for the havoc wreaked on our noses. The odor appears to be emulating from the Canarsie-bound side of the tunnel, where a stream of what we can only guess to be sewer water can often be seen flowing part-way down the platform (yum!). The smell is so horrible that it's not uncommon to see people holding their noses at the station. Workers have been spotted on Wyckoff Ave—hopefully they're there to resolve the leak—and the city Department of Environmental Protection has stated that they are currently working to fix the issue. No word yet on when this problem is expected to be solved.

 


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