BUFFALO, N.Y. –Some huge power lines that run between the U.S. and Canada near the Peace Bridge were taken down Saturday morning in a dramatic way.
The transmission cables were removed around 9:45 a.m. from two steel towers located in Buffalo and in Fort Erie with a planned implosion.
There was a loud boom, similar to fireworks, and a small cloud of smoke before the cables connected to the Buffalo High Tower fell into the Niagara River. Crews immediately pulled them to the Fort Erie side of the international border.
Portions of the Niagara Parkway, Interstate 190, the Niagara River and local streets in the two cities were temporarily closed while the work was being conducted. The Peace Bridge was also closed for a short period of time.