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One of the busiest roads in the Northtowns was snarled in traffic for much of Monday due to a water main break. The northbound section of Niagara Falls Boulevard was down to one lane between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road due to the disruption, Amherst Police announced. Amherst Police in a tweet Monday morning said that "this could be a 24-hour event" due to location,…

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A water main break is slowing the Wednesday morning rush hour commute for those heading into downtown Buffalo on Route 33. One lane is closed on Oak Street between Genesee Street and Huron Street, according to Buffalo Police. That's where traffic from Route 33 exits into downtown. Buffalo water crews restored service to customers in the area by 7:30 a.m., officials s…

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A vehicle contracted by the City of Niagara Falls to fill potholes Thursday got stuck in a large sinkhole at 18th Street and South Avenue, according to a police dispatcher. A dispatcher for Niagara Falls Police said the sinkhole may have resulted from a nearby water main break. Police closed 18th Street between West Street and Cleveland Avenue, as well as the 1800 bl…

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An underground six-inch water main break Friday caused a section of road to collapse on Buffalo's West Side, at Busti Avenue and Pennsylvania Street. The collapse started at about 4 p.m., according to Steven J. Stepniak, the city's commissioner of public works. When city crews arrived, the found a fairly small hole at first, he said. "When they started working on …

Erie County Water Authority crews Monday repaired two water main breaks, one in Hamburg and the other in Orchard Park. Sean Dwyer, a spokesman for the authority, described them as minor and said both occurred about 4 p.m. The repairs to both water main breaks were completed before 8 p.m., he said. One was located at Stonehenge and Stoneybrook drives in Orchard Par…