Maple Avenue closed on East Hill due to water main break

Maple Avenue closed on East Hill due to water main break

Maple Avenue on Ithaca's east hill is closed between Pine Tree Road and the "five corners" intersection with Dryden Road, Ithaca Road, and Cornell Street due to a water main break. Officials say City of Ithaca crews are working to repair the damage.

Local access to residences, businesses, and Cornell facilities on Maple Avenue is limited, and TCAT's bus stop has been moved to the intersection of Maple Avenue with Maplewood Drive, according to Cornell University.

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No Parking on East Spencer Street as City moves to clear ice and packed snow

No Parking on East Spencer Street as City moves to clear ice and packed snow

Already one of the narrowest streets in Ithaca, and one of the hardest to clear of snow, East Spencer Street was hard hit by the tens of thousands of gallons of water that spilled down South Hill from a water main break this weekend. The City of Ithaca has now posted emergency No Parking signs along the block.

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Guest bartenders will raise funds for United Way at Lot 10 Mardi Gras event

Guest bartenders will raise funds for United Way at Lot 10 Mardi Gras event

It's Fat Tuesday, and the United Way of Tompkins County is reprising its successful fundraiser from last year with an early evening Mardi Gras event at Lot 10 in Downtown Ithaca. Organizers say 100% of tips and proceeds from a silent auction will go to the United Way.

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Power outages, flight delays, and snowy roads on a cold Monday

Power outages, flight delays, and snowy roads on a cold Monday

Over 800 customers are without power in the Town of Lansing, among nearly 900 New York State Electric & Gas customers without power midday Monday, according to the company. That's leaving hundreds of homes and businesses without heat on one of the coldest days of the season.

NYSEG says they hope to have electricity restored to most customers in Tompkins and Cayuga Counties by about 1pm. In addition to Lansing, customers in Groton, Genoa, and Locke are affected.

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South Aurora Street closed while City of Ithaca crews clean up from water main break

South Aurora Street closed while City of Ithaca crews clean up from water main break

Update: South Aurora Street has reopened to traffic.

A pair of water main breaks near the intersection of South Aurora Street (Route 96B) and Pleasant Street on Sunday left an icy mess across a swath of downtown and flooded a couple dozen basements. The City of Ithaca says Aurora Street is closed on Monday morning while crews work to clean up the aftermath.

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Drifting snow, frozen pipes, and other winter hazards this weekend

Drifting snow, frozen pipes, and other winter hazards this weekend

It's cold. Very cold. Even the snowmen have had enough of this spate of winter weather. The snow has stopped, and the sun is shining, but the extreme cold and sharp winds are creating significant hazards that will last into Monday.

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Water main break on south hill creates icy mess in Downtown Ithaca

Water main break on south hill creates icy mess in Downtown Ithaca

Update: City officials say Route 96B on South Hill is closed again after the same water main ruptured a second time. The City of Ithaca had to close Route 96B this morning due to a water main break at the South Hill intersection of South Aurora Street and Pleasant Street.

Water coursing down the hill is reportedly creating wet and icy conditions along Spencer Street and Clinton Street. Pedestrians walking on the south side of Downtown Ithaca should be cautious of icy sidewalks.

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ECAC top spot on the line for Cornell women's hockey on Senior Weekend as men head to snowy New England

ECAC top spot on the line for Cornell women's hockey on Senior Weekend as men head to snowy New England

Now in fourth place in the ECAC Hockey standings, Big Red women's ice hockey goes into Senior Weekend with a chance to grab the regular season title if they win all four remaining games. The women host Harvard on Friday evening and Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon, before a ceremony recognizing the squad's three graduating seniors.

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Ithaca and several other school districts closed due to extreme wind chill

Ithaca and several other school districts closed due to extreme wind chill

Ithaca City School District is one of several closed Friday in the area. With temperatures hovering around zero and wind chill putting the effective temperature as low as 35 below, it's dangerous to be outside. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning that's in effect until 4pm today, and a wind chill watch will be in effect from late Saturday through Monday morning.

Also closed on Friday:

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With extreme cold and a wind chill warning in the forecast, area school districts begin to delay or close for Friday

With extreme cold and a wind chill warning in the forecast, area school districts begin to delay or close for Friday

The temperature is dropping this afternoon from a high in the 20s, and Friday's temperature won't get much above zero in Central New York. Between the cold and forecast winds that could push wind chill values as low as 35 below zero, several schools have already decided to delay opening or close tomorrow.

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