Ice Jams Causing Flooding In CNY
The warm temperatures are causing some ice jams in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, and many other areas in Central New York. The National Weather Service says Utica, Rome, and Syracuse will experience flooding.
The Oneida County Department of Emergency Services is urging residents in the Village of Whitesboro near the Sauquoit Creek to evacuate due to possible flooding
The latest winter storm is currently bringing us very warm temperatures with heavy rain which will turn to snow as colder air moves into the area. Some locations can expect 9 plus inches of snow that will be heavy and wet. We could experience power outages and travel will be difficult.
Thank you to Lilly Autumn for the video of Steele Creek in Ilion
The frigid temperatures we had last week have caused rivers and streams in CNY to accumulate a thick ice cover and it is creating flooding due to ice jams. Ice jams are created when rapid freezing or breakup and collection of ice during melting creates
dams on rivers and streams. The ice jams can cause flooding above the frozen dam, or flash floods if the ice jam breaks up and releases the water trapped above the dam.
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