Ice jams cause Buffalo Creek to hit flood stage


WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – In the midst of Western New York’s second blizzard of 2014, public works crews were watching the waters of Buffalo Creek rise in West Seneca.

At two different times on Wednesday, ice jams caused a flood gauge to hit flood stage.

A resident at Mineral Springs and Indian Church Roads tells News 4 this is as high as he has seen Buffalo Creek in about five years. But the Lexington Green neighborhood has not experienced any flooding.

At this time, the water isn’t high enough to even touch the bottom of the new sand berm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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