Please don't empty sandbags into creeks, urges Mayor Myrick

Please don't empty sandbags into creeks, urges Mayor Myrick

Mayor Svante Myrick has extended the City of Ithaca's local state of emergency through Thursday, due to flooding caused by ice jams in the Fall Creek and northside neighborhoods. CIty officials are urging residents to keep their sandbags through the spring rainy season, and under no circumstances to empty them into the street or area creeks.

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City officials cautiously optimistic as water recedes in flooded areas of Ithaca's northside

City officials cautiously optimistic as water recedes in flooded areas of Ithaca's northside

"Efforts to clear the ice jams in Cascadilla and Fall Creek are working," City officials announced on Sunday afternoon, saying they are "cautiously optimistic but are reminding residents of low-lying areas to continue to monitor changes in water levels."

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Ithaca roller derby family rallies to support one of their own

Ithaca roller derby family rallies to support one of their own

There's a benefit this Saturday night at the Ithaca League of Women Rollers practice space in Lansing to raise funds for the family of Ithaca SufferJets player Rebecca Root. The Greene resident lost her husband on Christmas. 

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City closes several streets, asks residents to move parked cars out of flooding areas on Ithaca's northside

City closes several streets, asks residents to move parked cars out of flooding areas on Ithaca's northside

The Ithaca Police Department has closed several streets in the low-lying areas of Ithaca's Fall Creek and Northside neighborhoods. They say the 300 block of West Lincoln Street, 100 block of East Yates Street, the Madison and Cascadilla Street Bridge, Thompson Park, Monroe Street, and the pedestrian bridge between Stewart Park and the golf course are closed. Avoid driving or walking in these areas.

Area residents are urged to stay away from waterfalls and creeks. "Water is flowing rapidly and large chunks of ice are breaking away unpredictably," say police.

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City of Ithaca expands sandbag distribution as water levels drop in northside creeks

City of Ithaca expands sandbag distribution as water levels drop in northside creeks

The Ithaca Fire Department says water levels in the area's creeks dropped overnight. Though today's forecast for rain has lessened a bit, officials still expect the rain and melting snow and ice upstream to raise water levels again. 

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Ithaca looking for volunteers and pickup trucks at DPW sandbag distribution site

Ithaca looking for volunteers and pickup trucks at DPW sandbag distribution site

The City of Ithaca is looking for volunteers and people with pickup trucks who are willing to help this afternoon and tomorrow at the DPW's sand and sandbag distribution location at 245 Pier Road. Area residents can pick up sand and bags today and tomorrow from 9am to 6pm next to the Streets and Facilities salt storage barn, beyond The Haunt on Willow Avenue.

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Tonight's Big Red Hockey game vs UMass delayed to 7:30pm due to compressor failure

Tonight's Big Red Hockey game vs UMass delayed to 7:30pm due to compressor failure

A compressor failure at Lynah Rink has prompted Cornell University to delay tonight's Big Red men's ice hockey game against the University of Massachusetts. The game is now slated to begin at 7:30pm.

Cornell says they expect the compressor repair to be completed by early afternoon, which should allow the ice to reach game-ready state early enough to let the teams get on the ice for warmups. They'll monitor ice conditions and announce any updates later this afternoon.

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Volunteers needed to help fill sandbags as City of Ithaca hopes to avert more flood damage

Volunteers needed to help fill sandbags as City of Ithaca hopes to avert more flood damage

Community members are mobilizing volunteers to help area residents fill sandbags, says City of Ithaca alderperson Deb Mohlenhoff. Ithaca is offering free sand and sandbags, but residents are responsible for filling and transporting them.

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City of Ithaca offering free sand and sandbags to residents as flood concerns spread

City of Ithaca offering free sand and sandbags to residents as flood concerns spread

The City of Ithaca began offering free sand and sandbags to residents today as officials discovered signs that Fall Creek, too, is contributing to the flooding conditions in Ithaca's northside neighborhood. Ice jams in Cascadilla Creek have been causing water to back up into neighborhoods since Monday.

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$75 million gift will establish new cancer center at Weill Cornell Medical College

$75 million gift will establish new cancer center at Weill Cornell Medical College

Cornell University says a "landmark gift" of $75 million from Sandra and Edward Meyer and the Sandra and Edward Meyer Foundation will enable Weill Cornell Medical College to expand its cancer research and care programs. The school will establish the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center.

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