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Buffalo Water Main
Sep 20, 2004

Water Main Break Detours Downtown Commuters
A water main break in Buffalo early this morning has shut down part of Chippewa Street. It happened around 4:00 AM on Chippewa between Pearl and Washington Streets. Water bubbling up from the break flooded the area and caused parts of Chippewa to buckle. As the area began to resemble a lake, police blocked off intersections and water crews were summoned to the scene. Parts of the road were left unstable and visible breaks in the asphalt stretch across the center line.