Route 5 reopens after flash flood warning in Silver Creek due to ice jamming

SILVER CREEK, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officials in Chautauqua County have issued a flash flood warning for the Village of Silver Creek.

They say ice jamming has occurred.

Along with that, they said people should prepare to evacuate if directed to do so.

Route 5 was closed from Main St. to Parkway St. in Silver Creek, but reopened around 11:30 a.m.

An areal flood warning is in effect for Chautauqua County until 8:15 p.m. Thursday. 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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