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Dearborn Street sustains water main break

Posted at 1:46 AM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 05:33:53-04

A Buffalo Water Authority crew worked throughout the overnight hours to repair a water main break on Dearborn Street.

The break was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday on Dearborn Street near Hertel Avenue.

Workers said the break involved an 8-inch main.  It was connected to a 12-inch main on Hertel Avenue which caused a large amount of water under pressure to be released onto Dearborn and surrounding streets.

A truck parked on the street near the break was sunk to its axles and had to be towed out before work could be completed.