Erie Co. wading in water after water main breaks

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jul 25, 2016

Erie County has been hit with another water main break in Amherst, making for a total of 14 breaks in the last five days.

The latest break happened around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon on Sheridan Drive and Sunrise Boulevard. A geyser from a break in a six inch pipe closed Sheridan Drive, but it has since been re-opened.

The string of breaks started with a major break last Wednesday in Amherst, centered at the National Grid site on Frankhauser Road between Sheridan Drive and Millersport Highway.

Eleven more breaks happened Sunday, affecting parts of Amherst, Depew, Hamburg, West Seneca, Lackawana, and Lancaster. The following is a list of affected streets:

  • Amherst: Randwood and Creekside Drives and Amherstdale Road
  • Depew: Princeton Avenue
  • Hamburg: Winding Woods Lane
  • West Seneca: Seneca Street
  • Lackawana: Clay Street and Martin Road
  • Lancaster: Pleasant View Drive and Stony Road

An additional break happened early this morning near Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, flooding Abbott Road between Cazanovia Street and Meriden Avenue.

See the map and zoom for a closer look of the affected areas in Erie County over the last five days.