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Castorland last area of flood concern in Lewis County


Lewis County Emergency Manager James M. Martin reported Castorland as the remaining area of flooding concern, as the Black River had not yet crested there.

In addition to several residents who remained in their homes on Ridge Road, five farms were being monitored.

Access to clean feed could be an issue for the animals.

Mr. Martin said well water also could be contaminated.

Four bridges were closed in the county, which will require inspection by the state Department of Transportation before they are reopened.

“That could take a few days,” said Mr. Martin, as the visual inspection cannot take place until the water has receded.

Overnight, the Beaver River in Croghan had crested and was already beginning to come down.

In Lyons Falls, the waters were beginning to recede along the Moose and Black rivers, after cresting at 7 a.m. today.

The Black River in the Lowville area was expected to peak by noon.

As of 3:30 p.m. today, the following roads or bridges were closed:

nRidge Road, Lowville.

nBurdicks Crossing Road from RVI to Greig Road, Greig.

nRiver Road, Lowville.

nDenning Road, Lowville.

nMoose River Road, Port Leyden, open on Lewis County end only.

nEast Martinsburg Road, Bealuck Road to Number Four Road, Martinsburg.

nHenry Road, Diana.

nBlue Street, Glenfield.

nZecher Road, Denmark.

nMerz Road, Castorland.

nMurphy Road, Port Leyden.

nShibley Bridge only over Moose River, Lyons Falls.

nSteam Mill Bridge, Harrisville.

nVanAmber Road Bridge over Beaver River , Castorland.

nNumber Four Road, Lowville, from Markowski Road to Beach’s Bridge.

nRoute 126 from Swiss Road to Naumberg.

The following roads were opened with caution:

nSouthbound lane of Route 812, Dadville — cones present.

nSouth Bonaparte Road, Harrisville — 10 inches of water, but passable.

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