WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York's ice jam flooding fears are becoming a reality.
An ice jam downstream in the Buffalo Creek has just occurred. Water levels have begun to rise. At this time water has not yet crested, but you should take necessary precautions. The West Seneca Emergency Management team is on location and monitoring. Further updates as necessary.— West Seneca Police (@wspolice) February 4, 2019
Buffalo Creek crested Monday afternoon just before 5 p.m. prompting evacuations in West Seneca.
Evacuees include homeowners who live along Buffalo Creek on School Street and Jack Berry, across from the Charles Burchfield Nature & Arts Center.
West Seneca police reported that flooding has occured on School Street and Jack Berry just after 5 p.m.
Update as of now: Flooding has occurred on School St and Jack Berry. (Buffalo Creek) Patrols and Fire personnel are reporting levels are slightly increased from this morning in Cazenovia Creek but no flooding in the Southgate neighborhoods as of now. OP @ Ridge high all day— West Seneca Police (@wspolice) February 4, 2019
Other areas in West Seneca, including neighborhoods around Cazenovia Creek, are being heavily monitored.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new details emerge.