ICSD and surrounding schools announce extreme wind chill closings for Tuesday as Fall Creek wrestles with flooding

ICSD and surrounding schools announce extreme wind chill closings for Tuesday as Fall Creek wrestles with flooding

Several school districts have already decided to close tomorrow with extremely cold wind chills in the forecast, but in the meantime, above-freezing temperatures yesterday and this morning resulted in flooding for Fall Creek and Ithaca's northside.

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IFD investigating plow truck fire at State DOT depot

IFD investigating plow truck fire at State DOT depot

The Ithaca Fire Department responded about 8:45pm on Sunday evening when a New York State Department of Transportation plow truck caught fire at the State DOT depot on Third Street.

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Flooding in Ithaca's Fall Creek neighborhood as DPW works to clear ice jam blocking Cascadlila Creek

Flooding in Ithaca's Fall Creek neighborhood as DPW works to clear ice jam blocking Cascadlila Creek

The Ithaca Fire Department says an ice jam in Cascadilla Creek is causing localized flooding in some areas of the City of Ithaca, especially in Fall Creek neighborhoods. Some roads are barricaded, and drivers should not attempt to enter those or other flooded roadways.

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Viva Taqueria open for business after fire evacuates building into frigid cold on Friday night

Viva Taqueria open for business after fire evacuates building into frigid cold on Friday night

Viva Taqueria is open for business as of lunchtime Saturday, after a late-evening fire in a building wall forced the restaurant and surrounding apartments to evacuate at about 9:40pm Friday night. Fire investigators suspect a discarded cigarette was to blame for the fire.

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Ithaca schools closed on Friday with wind chill warning in effect

Ithaca schools closed on Friday with wind chill warning in effect

Ithaca City School District decided early this morning to close for the day, with extremely cold temperatures forecast in the wake of heavy snow yesterday. Homer Central Schools and Cortland City Schools are also closed for the day. Most area school districts are closed through the end of the week for winter break.

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Governor Cuomo declares statewide state of emergency as winter storms hit New York

Governor Cuomo declares statewide state of emergency as winter storms hit New York

"Stay off the roads if you can," said Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter this afternoon as he announced that he has declared a state of emergency for all of New York State. Interstate 84, portions of the New York State Thruway, and the Long Island Expressway will close at midnight and not reopen before 5am.

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Ithaca City School District dismissing some schools at noon as winter storm worsens early

Ithaca City School District dismissing some schools at noon as winter storm worsens early

The Ithaca City School District made a decision early this morning to open for the day, but reports of worsening road conditions as the morning progressed prompted the district to close some schools early. Lehman Alternative Community School, Boynton Middle School, DeWitt Middle School, and Ithaca High School will all be dismissed at noon. All other schools transported by ICSD will be dismissed at their normal times, and all district after-school and evening activities are canceled.

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Winter storm warning in effect until Friday morning

Winter storm warning in effect until Friday morning

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning this afternoon for all of Central New York. The warning, which lasts until 10am Friday, says we can expect heavy snow, blowing snow, and dangerously cold wind chills.

Weather forecasters based in Binghamton anticipate total snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches across the area by Friday morning, with the heaviest snow likely to come on Thursday afternoon and evening.

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Ithaca native and L.A. Kings captain Dustin Brown named to U.S. Olympic hockey team

Ithaca native and L.A. Kings captain Dustin Brown named to U.S. Olympic hockey team

Dustin Brown, the Ithaca native and Los Angeles Kings team captain, is one of 24 players named this afternoon to the U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team. Teammate Jonathan Quick was named as one of Team USA's goaltenders.

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Late-night brawl draws Ithaca police to Moonshadow Tavern

Late-night brawl draws Ithaca police to Moonshadow Tavern

The Moonshadow Tavern on the Ithaca Commons was the scene of a late-night bar brawl on Saturday night, say Ithaca police. IPD officers responded to the scene for reports of an assault that had occurred at the rear of the establishment.

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