Ithaca Travel Alerts

Live in Ithaca or Tompkins County and need to get to school, work, or shopping? Visiting the area and trying to explore? Here are the traffic and travel alerts you need to plan your trip.

City of Ithaca Seal Water main break on Irving Place may disrupt Collegetown water, says Ithaca - The City of Ithaca says upper Collegetown area residents “should expect water outages” due to a water main break on Irving Place this morning.
Some TCAT routes on Snow Detour due to snowy road conditions - Today's winter storm won't drop a huge amount of snow on the Ithaca area, but it's dropping snow fast enough, for a few hours, that road conditions have deteriorated quickly. TCAT says Routes 11, 14, and 51 are on Snow Detour as a result.
City of Ithaca Seal Bridge work could snarl Route 13 at Ithaca’s south end for three days - City of Ithaca officials say a project to replace a bridge deck over Route 13 at Ithaca's southern edge will close traffic lanes and cause delays for three days.
Coal train returning through Ithaca on Sunday evening - A coal train that headed from Sayre to the Cayuga power plant last week will be returning tonight. The train carrying 130 empty coal cars will pass through Ithaca's west end this evening, which will bring traffic across the Cayuga Lake Inlet to a halt.
Move stuff off basement floors, warns City of Ithaca as Fall Creek waters rise - The City of Ithaca warned residents near Fall Creek on Sunday morning to “check basements and consider getting stuff off basement floor,” as water levels rise due to ice in the creek.
TCAT routes 11, 92, and 93 on snow detour until further notice - TCAT says they have put their bus routes 11, 92, and 93 on snow detour effective 9:30pm Friday and until further notice, due to the inclement weather.
A coal train crossing Ithaca’s west end will stop traffic this evening - We're told a coal train heading from Sayre to the Cayuga power plant in north Lansing will be passing through Ithaca's west end this evening, which will bring traffic across the Cayuga Lake Inlet to a halt.
Detour North Tioga Street closed this Thursday and Friday for water valve replacement - The City of Ithaca says the 400 block of North Tioga Street will be closed in Downtown Ithaca this Thursday and Friday, between Court Street and Farm Street, so crews can replace a water valve “to address a faulty component that was discovered during main repair last week.”
POSTPONED: Route 79 east (Green Street in Ithaca) will be closed Wednesday night - Update: The City of Ithaca tells us the contractor has postponed delivery of a crane, and the closure of Green Street, “due to weather constraints.” A new date hasn't yet been set.
Detour Forest Home Drive closed Thursday for tree trimming - NYSEG bucket truck crews will be on Forest Home Drive in the Town of Ithaca trimming back trees from power lines. The road will be closed to through traffic between Route 366 and Caldwell Road near Flatrock and the Cornell Botanic Gardens.