Water main break floods Seneca Street in Buffalo

Posted at 7:33 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 07:33:46-04

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.

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.

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.