A water main started leaking into the roadway on the 400 block of Seneca Street around 5:30 a.m. on Monday.
The Buffalo Water Department responded within the hour to begin the repair process, with water flooding the street. Water department workers were able to assess the situation without closing down the street, and traffic was able to maneuver the area around the break.
BREAKING: water main break flooding Seneca St near Louisiana now- Buffalo Water just arrived @WKBW pic.twitter.com/vcTwGEMcSo
— Ed Drantch (@EdDrantch) August 1, 2016
As of 7:30 a.m. the break continued to spill water into the street. This is a developing story and 7 Eyewitness News will continue to update this story with the latest information as it becomes available.
Water main break 400 block of Seneca Street in Buffalo. Middle of the road. AM commute may be impacted. pic.twitter.com/pW9gL8aHQ2
— Jim Herr (@JimWKBW) August 1, 2016
The Buffalo Water Department operates separately from the Erie County Water Authority, and at this time it is unclear whether this break is related to a string of water main breaks in the county. Following the initial break on Frankhauser Road in Amherst, more than a dozen breaks and leaks appeared in the span of five days.