ROME, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – A structure fire at the Mazzaferro’s Market in Rome has traffic at a standstill while police and fire crews battle the ongoing blaze.

What’s currently known, is the fire started around 1:00 pm in the rear of the 1st generation ‘mom & pop’ Italian meat & deli and quickly spread throughout the rest of the building. The roof has caved in and the building is expected to be a total loss.

Route 46 will be closed until further notice and the Rome Police Department is requesting motorists to avoid the area for the near future.

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