Washed out roadway strands some Salamanca residents

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Some Salamanca residents are dealing with a driving nightmare due to the collapse of part of Old Route 17.

The sheriff’s office says a culvert underneath the road was lost, causing a 30-foot section of the road to collapse following the heavy rain on Tuesday.

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Residents from Breed Run Road to the end of Old Route 17 are stranded, some viewers telling News 4 they cannot go to work.

Steve Maybee sent in these pictures of the gap in the roadway.

The New York State Department of Transportation is working on the problem but for now Old Route 17 is closed between Breed Run Road and Center Road.

There is no word on when the problem will be fixed.

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