Crews breaking up ice jams in Buffalo Creek

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – City crews are working to clear ice from Buffalo Creek at Seneca Street in the hopes of preventing another flood that damaged homes in a West Seneca neighborhood.

This photo shows crews using a unique piece of equipment Wednesday night to break up ice jams along the bridge.

An extended sand-bag berm was recently installed as a preventative measure, but it’s clear officials are doing everything they can to prevent a repeat of the flooding the Lexington Green neighborhood saw in January and again in February.

The flooding has gained attention in the nation’s capital. Senator Charles Schumer wants the Marine Corps to bring in an amphibious vehicle to break up any remaining ice this season.

He added, “I’m urging the Army Corps to work with West Seneca and come up with a plan and end the ice problem once and for all.” 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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