WHITESBORO, NY - The strong thaw of the past several days has created flooding conditions along streams that have been tradition trouble spots for flooding in Central New York. Ice jams on the Sauquoit Creek has caused flooding issues in Whitesboro, in the area of the bridges that cross Oriskany Boulevard and Main Street. Several water rescue have taken place along Sauquoit Street in Whitesboro, parallel to the CSX railroad tracks.
There have also been concerns about flooding on the Oriskany Creek in the Whitesboro area. A villagewide State of Emergency has been declared in Yorkville. All vehicles must be off the street by 11:00pm this evening, by order of the Yorkville Police,
In Ilion, the ice that was flowing in Steele Creek jammed up at the bridge on Oswego Street, which is also Route 51. Ilion Police have closed Oswego Street between Weber Ave and Fourth St. Huge blocks of ice are in the yards of homes that are Creekside on the east of Oswego St.
In the North Country, flooding has been reported along with snow and mud slides blocking roads in the Boonville and Lewis County areas. The Lewis County Sheriff has issued a No Unnecessary Travel Advisory for Lewis County until further notice.
There have also been reports of flooding in the Taberg and Camden areas of Western Oneida County.
Temperatures that have been well above freezing, in the 50s, are expected to fall below freezing later tonight. That will create icy road conditions. Following that the area will be hit with snow, possibly between 5 to 8 inches.
Several snow districts, including the City of Utica and City of Rome, have cancelled evening and some weekend activities.
The City of Utica has issued a Snow Emergency for the city beginning at 10:00pm. All vehicles must be off the road by that time.
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