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Water main break shuts down E. Main Street

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Rochester Police officers were called to the scene of a large water main break late Sunday morning on East Main Street in Rochester.

Police shut down E Main St from Prince Street to Alexander Street.

Once on scene, crews with the Rochester Fire Department discovered a high concentration of natural gas coming from inside a vacant building on E Main Street.

Additional fire resources were called in addition to RG&E.

Surrounding structures were evacuated and East Main Street was shut down in case an explosion occurred.  RG&E disconnected the building’s electricity eliminate any ignition source.  After that, RFD and RG&E personnel entered the structure found an open gas line and capped it off. 

Officers said the building was ventilated and turned over to the owner. 

This is a developing story.

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