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Emergency demo ordered for Ellicott Street building, crews worried remaining roof could slide off

The section north of Chippewa Street that's been closed since Wednesday morning was expected to be open again by 6 p.m. Thursday.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The City of Buffalo has ordered an emergency demolition for a building at 435 Ellicott Street.

The roof of the building has buckled, sending debris onto the street, and crews are worried the remaining roof could slide off.

Firefighters do not believe anyone was inside the building at the time.

Ellicott Street between Chippewa and St. Michael was closed Wednesday, but the section north of Chippewa that's been closed since then was expected to be open again by 6 p.m. Thursday.

The city said there will be lane restrictions Friday at 7 a.m. to wrap up the cleanup from the demolition.

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