Cazenovia Creek ice clogged with rain on the way

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 22, 2020

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The recent cold snap may have only put an icy crust on the edges of Lake Erie, but creeks and streams are becoming ice clogged in spots.

If you have driven the Thruway near West Seneca the ice covered creeks of Buffalo and Cazenovia may have caught your eye. The ice covers the creeks and is elevated above the banks, but has locked in place thanks to our recent run of cold days/nights.

This is what Cazenovia Creek looked like Wednesday afternoon near the I-90 overpass. You can see the level of ice rising closer to the base of the bridge in the picture below.

Last weekend's storm produced enough rain to break up the ice and send it downstream to theis location where it created an ice jam on Monday just after 6:30a.m. The creek levels have subsided and are running well below flood stage, but the ice jam remains in place.

With some milder air to end the week and the next round of rain scheduled to arrive on Saturday this ice jam could prove problematic for the communities upstream from the ice jam. While this is a few days away the 7 First Alert Weather Team will be watching. Check out the latest information on the weekend in the forecast.