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Animals relocated, Lewis County roads closed due to flooding

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LOWVILLE — High water posed problems for man and beast Tuesday, as more than 20 horses were relocated from Ridge Road in the town of Lowville to a barn at the Lewis County Fairgrounds.

Dennis and Jacqueline Mahoney took three trailer trips, relocating their own horses and some they were boarding from their Riverjack Ranch, Castorland, to temporary shelter. Along for the ride was a 2-day-old foal. The horses had settled in comfortably by late afternoon.

The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office reported a number of road closures throughout the county due to flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Lewis County in effect until 9:15 p.m. today.

According to the National Weather Service, the level of the Beaver River at Croghan is above 5 feet. Flows that high can affect property in the region. The greatest potential for flooding is along streams and rivers with source regions across the Tug Hill Plateau and western Adirondacks.

As of Tuesday evening, the following roads were closed due to high water:

n Ridge Road, Lowville.

n Ward Road, Turin.

n Sears Pond Road, Montague.

n Greig Road, Greig.

n Burdicks Crossing Road, Greig.

n River Road, Lowville.

n Denning Road, Lowville.

n Moose River Road, Port Leyden.

n Ryan Road, Osceola.

n Jackson Road, Osceola.

n East Martinsburg Road, Martinsburg.

n Henry Road, Diana.

n Blue Street, Glenfield.

n Zecher Road, Denmark.

n Merz Road, Castorland.

n Murphy Road, Port Leyden.

n Shibley Road, Lyons Falls.

n Steam Mill Bridge, Harrisville.

n VanAmber Road, Castorland.

n Waters Road, Lowville.

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