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Western NY areas under flood warning until late Monday night in wake of record snowstorm


BUFFALO, New York — Flood warnings are in effect for areas of western New York in the aftermath of last week's storm that dropped as many as 80 inches of snow in some areas.

Meteorologists say a warning continues for Erie, Wyoming, Genesee, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua counties until late Monday afternoon.

There's a specific warning for Cazenovia Creek until late Monday night. The creek is expected to crest just above the flood stage of 10 feet as temperatures rise to near 60 degrees.

Specific warnings also are out for Cayuga Creek near Lancaster, Buffalo Creek near Gardenville, and Ellicott Creek near Williamsville.

A high wind warning also goes into effect Monday afternoon for Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Genesee, Chautauqua and Wyoming counties and extending until early Tuesday. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected, with gusts up to 60.

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