Tom Kozaczka walks in his yard along the rushing Cazenovia Creek on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. Western New York is preparing for potential flooding from melting snow following last week's snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Fears of major flooding in snowbound Buffalo ease

Temperatures were expected to hit nearly 60 degrees on Monday, causing Buffalo area residents to prepare for evacuations caused by runoff from melting snow, and overflowing creeks.

A man walks along a snow-covered street on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Flooding becomes new threat in snowy Buffalo

Weather Service meteorologist Jon Hitchcock said there might be trouble with drainage as snow and the uncollected autumn leaves underneath blocked catch basins.