AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - A water main break was reported on Niagara Falls Boulevard between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road on Monday morning.
The break was initially reported by the Erie County Water Authority just after 2 a.m. and crews were on scene throughout the morning working on repairs on the northbound end. For most of the day, only the left lane was open between Sheridan Drive and Maple Road.
"We've identified it as a 12-inch cast iron main," Robert Lichtenthal, Deputy Director of the Erie County Water Authority, said. "It's probably a main near 70 years of age. There was no warning or any indication that there would be a problem with this main."
Lichtenthal said he believes the damage is limited to the one section of the pipe. Road excavators dug up a part of the roadway on Monday morning.