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Ice jam flooding prompts evacuations in West Seneca

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 23:33:31-05

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York's ice jam flooding fears are becoming a reality.

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.

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.