Ice jam floods, sewage spills a concern as snow melts in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Melting snow has caused several million gallons of municipal sewage to spill into the Hudson River from Troy and Albany.
The melting is expected to continue for the rest of the week around the capital region and beyond.
Ice jams are a focus in western New York, where a flood watch has been issued through Wednesday night.
The National Fuel gas company is urging people with utility equipment in flooded basements to leave repairs to the professionals. Spokeswoman Karen Merkel says drying out equipment and appliances might not be enough to restore them.