VIDEO: Water main break gushes from sidewalk as crews work towards fix

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A water main in the Town of Tonawanda sprung a leak Tuesday afternoon, prompting the response of Tonawanda officials.

Witnesses say they were surprised to see the gushing leak, spraying intensely at least ten feet into the sky. Joseph Deschamps, a Ben Franklin Middle School student, saw the break and grabbed his camera with his father.

The break, near the corner of Fries and Ogden Roads, sprayed for at least a half an hour as Town of Tonawanda Water Resources Department crews worked towards a fix.

News 4 has reached out to Water Resources Department officials and police, but calls have not yet been returned. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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