West Seneca, N.Y. - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday as the ice control structure at Cazenovia Creek got an upgrade.

The structure was built 10 years ago and helps residents along the creek from potential flooding in the winter. Upgrades needed to be made after residents continued to deal with flooding because debris would get stuck in the structure. The improvements made to the structure should help reduce the debris build-up and flooding in a number of ways.

"By raising this embankment a number of feet, putting in this maintenance pad so that the town of West Seneca department of public works could come up here and clear out all the debris when it does build up to that extent," says U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Geoffrey Hintz.

Besides the improvements to keep the debris out, they also added a remote camera so the DPW can monitor the creeks conditions anytime.