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Heavy rain impacts GM Tonawanda operations

Heavy rain impacts GM Tonawanda operations

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An aerial view of the GM Tonawanda engine plant. (Derek Gee/News file photo)

The effects of Wednesday morning's heavy rain disrupted some operations inside General Motors' Town of Tonawanda engine plant.

First-shift employees of the Plant 1 section of the complex were told not to report to work, due to standing water inside parts of that facility on Wednesday morning, said Cheryl Messore, a GM spokeswoman.

Operations in Plant 5, which is elsewhere in the engine complex, were unaffected.

The water inside Plant 1 was removed in time for the second shift to report to work, Messore said.

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