It hadn't rained much in Cheektowaga as of mid-afternoon Thursday, but the melting snow caused sewage overflows around the town, according to reports from the NY-Alert system.
Four separate reports were made of sewage discharges.
All were discharged into Scajaquada Creek, accounting for millions of gallons of untreated sewage and wastewater.
The estimated amounts include:
- 1,500 gallons per minute overflowing from four portable pump stations at Allendale Road, Century Road, Kensington Avenue and Eggert Road;
- 1 million gallons of untreated discharge from the Cheektowaga sanitary sewer on Central Boulevard;
- 1,350 gallons per minute from a Roycroft Boulevard lift station;
- 2,450 gallons per minute overflowing from portable pumps at Winston Avenue and Beach Road.
Later Thursday evening, the Buffalo Sewer Authority also reported discharges into Scajaquada Creek, the Buffalo River and Black Rock Canal amounting to about 110,000 gallons.