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Water pressure returning after main break in Niagara Falls

A water main break late Thursday night at the Goodyear plant off 56th Street caused decreased water pressure for homes and businesses throughout Niagara Falls.

Employees at Goodyear reported the break at 11:38 p.m. and the part of the main where the break happened was isolated at about 4:30 a.m., said Bob Drury, superintendent of operations for the Niagara Falls Water Board.

During the break, water reserves at the Buffalo Avenue plant were replenished through a connection with the Niagara County water system, Drury said.

The fast work by Water Board crews to isolate the break and the assistance from the county water system prevented the situation from escalating, he said.

Mayor Paul A. Dyster's office issued an advisory at about 4 a.m. for residents to conserve water, but it was lifted about 40 minutes later.

Repairs to the water main are ongoing.

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