Watertown street closed as city plans to raze building

Updated: Feb. 11, 2020 at 7:12 AM EST
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Part of West Main Street in Watertown will be closed Tuesday as city crews prepare to demolish what officials call “an unsafe structure.”

The building, owned by Jake Johnson, is at 403 West Main Street.

The street’s 400 block -- between LeRay and Davidson streets -- will be closed to traffic starting at 7 a.m.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Last fall, the city filed suit against the owner asking for the building to either be rehabilitated or torn down because of its condition.

There was no comment from Johnson on Monday.

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