Temperatures in the 60s, combined with ice and snow made for flood-ready conditions in Western New York Thursday.
A portion of Route 5 in Evans was closed at 6:20 p.m. from Bennett to Beach roads, both westbound and eastbound, according to Town of Evans police. Earlier Thursday, a section of Route 5 leading into Silver Creek was reopened to traffic at around 11 a.m. after heavy equipment was used to break up ice jams in Walnut Creek that threatened to cause flooding in the village.
A flash flood warning had been issued at 8:11 a.m. for Silver Creek residents as ice jams began to mount, but no evacuation was ordered.
Lancaster's emergency management office announced that Cayuga Creek was reaching flood stage at 6 p.m. and that minor flooding was possible
Cayuga Creek at Lancaster is currently at 7.99', flood stage is at 8.0'. Minor flooding is possible. We will continue to monitor throughout the evening.
A flood warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. Friday.