BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Buffalo, Cayuga, Ellicott and Tonawanda Creeks. You can learn details about what to expect at each creek, below.
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There is a flood warning for Buffalo Creek near Gardenville, from Friday morning to Friday afternoon. The flood stage for Buffalo Creek is 7 feet, and the creek is expected to rise above flood stage and crest near 7.3 feet Friday morning. Minor flooding is possible along low lying areas next to the creek, especially around the strawberry fields downstream from Union Road.
There is a flood warning for Cayuga Creek near Lancaster, from late Thursday night to Friday afternoon. The flood stage for Cayuga Creek is 8 feet, and the creek is expected to rise above flood stage and crest near 8.3 feet Friday morning. Minor flooding in lowlying areas of Lancaster and Alden is expected.
There is a flood warning for Ellicott Creek near Williamsville, from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. The flood stage for Ellicott Creek is 8 feet, and the creek is expected to rise above flood stage and crest near 9.7 feet Saturday morning. At 10 feet, there would be moderate flooding with extensive flooding in Ellicott Creek Park and minor flooding in the surrounding neighborhood.
If flooding happens as predicted, there could be closures and sewer back ups around the creek. The UB bike path may close, Aero Drive Holtz to Transit in Cheektowaga may close and there may be flooding around Bowmansville Fire Hall. Areas east of North Forest from Maple to French are subject to sewer back ups.
There is a flood warning for Tonawanda Creek at Rapids, starting Saturday morning. Flood stage for the creek is 12 feet and the creek is expected to rise above the flood stage and crest near 12.7 feet early Sunday morning. There may be lowland flooding of farm areas and some road closures such as Fletcher, Burdick, Kriby and Tonawanda Creek Road.
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