Boulevard re-opened after major water main break

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls has re-opened after a major waterline break that had water flowing like a river down the roadway.

Police say the three-foot line ruptured in the 4700 block, resulting in at least eight inches of water flowing down the street.

Mayor Paul Dyster said, “There was a major service line break somewhere around 6:30 p.m. on an industrial site that’s currently not in use but is very close to some very large, very heavily used water mains here and very heavily industrialized area of the city, and a busy intersection. The Niagara Falls Water Board came out, they were able to isolate the valve to shut off that part of the system. The intersection had to be closed for a period of time, but I think we dodged a bullet here tonight. This was a very large leak and if it hadn’t been stemmed I think we were looking at some substantial service interruptions if this had continued for any period of time.”

The boulevard was closed between 56th and 47th Streets for some time, but has since re-opened.

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