Chainsaws and wetsuits: How to stop ice jams in Cazenovia Creek
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Buffalo Police Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team is cutting about 50 6'x6' triangles in the ice on Cazenovia Creek in South Buffalo for the Department of Public Works, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. It's to allow water to come through in order to avoid ice jams later. It will allow the ice to crack earlier and water coming to the surface helping to melt the ice. The ice is 7-12 inches thick at this point. Today they work on a section from Southside Parkway to Stevenson Street. Commissioner Steven Stepniak said ice fisherman could still go on the creek, but to stay away from the holes.