Power blip will cause short heating interruption on campus, warns Cornell

Power blip will cause short heating interruption on campus, warns Cornell

Cornell University says its utilities crews are working to restore power to a few campus buildings, following a "power blip" and partial outage that affected much of campus. 

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Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield, and Dryden schools closed due to extreme cold

Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield, and Dryden schools closed due to extreme cold

With the actual temperature early this morning about 17 degrees below zero, and wind chills pushing the effective temperature down around 30 below, Ithaca City School District and several other area school districts have closed for the day, including a few that were originally on a two-hour delay.

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Ithaca schools issue cold-weather bus advisory for Tuesday morning

Ithaca schools issue cold-weather bus advisory for Tuesday morning

The Ithaca City School District has issued a cold-weather bus advisory for Tuesday morning, thanks to the extremely cold weather that's anticipated.

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Dartmouth and Harvard head to Lynah as Big Red women's hockey looks to extend unbeaten streak

Dartmouth and Harvard head to Lynah as Big Red women's hockey looks to extend unbeaten streak

Big Red women's hockey rides a five-game unbeaten streak into their opening home weekend of 2014, after a tie and a win at Mercyhurst this past weekend. They host Dartmouth this Friday evening and Harvard on Saturday afternoon; the Saturday contest offers free admission for kids and CFCU members, and $1 tickets for men's hockey season ticket holders.

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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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