With warm up, Weather Service warns of flooding

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – This photo shows a farm this afternoon along the Erie Canal just east of the Butts Road canal bridge in the Town of Albion.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a flood watch for Orleans County and Western New York through Sunday morning.

With temperatures well above freezing, the snowmelt plus additional rainfall this weekend will increase stream and river flows, which will increase the potential for ice jams.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop, the Weather Service advised.

This photo shows a muddy and slushy towpath along the canal looking east from the Butts Road bridge.