Buffalo Creek High: West Seneca on High Alert

March 13, 2014 Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

March 13, 2014 Updated Mar 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) The March Blizzard that hit Western New York not only dumped record amounts of snow, it is creating serious concerns about flooding along Buffalo Creek.

Wednesday around 4pm, the blizzard pushed up levels of Buffalo Creek to a point where ice chunks were touching the bottom of a Union Road bridge.

Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan says officials were quite worried, but as soon as the levels rose, they went back down - going through the cycle one additional time.

However, the threat of ice-jam flooding still remains.

Thursday morning, Buffalo Creek was still very high - filled with ice chunks and debris such as broken tree limbs.

With temperatures expected to get into the 40's on Friday, the Town of West Seneca is now on high-alert.

Evacuation and warming centers will be set up at the Vigilant Fire Department.

Residents are being warned to take precautions for possible fooding and that includes being ready to evacuate.

Town officials are also in contact with Erie County Emergency Services.

Stay with Eyewitness News as we continue to follow this developing story.