Snow starts to turn to slush

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Orleans is under flood watch Thursday evening through Friday afternoon

Photos by Tom Rivers

It’s 50 degrees out today and the snow banks are melting, leaving big puddles of water on streets and roads in Orleans County. The top photo shows the grain facility and its reflection on West Academy Street in Albion.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Orleans and several other Western New York counties. That warning is in effect for Thursday evening through Friday afternoon.

“The combination of rain and temperatures that are forecast to climb to near 50 degrees should result in greatly increased runoff with significant rises on area waterways,” the Weather Service advised.

This photo shows West Academy Street near the Washington Street intersection in Albion at about 12:30 p.m. today.