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April 16, 2014

Rain brings floods

Water levels rise after showers mix with snowmelt


Provost said this is the worst flooding he has seen in the past four or five years, and it seems to be confined to northern Franklin County.

In northern Clinton County, rain turned to sleet in late afternoon then quickly to heavy snow as the temperature dropped.

By early evening it had reached Plattsburgh.


Numerous roads were affected by high water on Tuesday. Here's the list (closed unless otherwise stated):


Town of Saranac: Bowen and River roads. Town of Dannemora/Ellenburg: Bradley Pond Road between Route 374 and Steam Hill Road.

Village of Champlain: River Street. Town of Champlain: Creek Road, Burl Road.

Between Ausable Forks And Jay: Route 9N.


Village of Malone: College Avenue; Willow Street; Lafayette Street; Howard Avenue.

Town of Duane/Town of Malone: Studley Hill Road. Duane: Cold Brook Road; Red Tavern Road (County Route 14) reduced to one lane.

Town of Malone: Webster Street Road from the Fish and Game Club to Fayetteville Road; Fayette Road (County Route 41), had water on it but was passable.

Bombay: The dirt-covered part of Cotter Road; Cold Springs Road reduced to one lane.

Fort Covington: Drum Street. Hogansburg: Church Street in front of St. Regis Mohawk School; McNeil Road; St. Regis Road; River Street; Gray Road; North Street; Mill Street; Pearl Street; and State Route 37 between house numbers 600 and 700. Bloomingdale: Moose Pond Road.

Brasher: North Road at the Franklin/St. Lawrence county line.

Tupper Lake: Hemlock Ledge, partially washed out.

Saranac Lake: Lake Flower Avenue (minor flooding).


Elizabethtown: Gilligan, Kingdom Dam, Otis, Scriver lanes and County Route 8.

Keene: Hulls Falls Road.

North Elba: River Road from route 73 to 86.

Jay: Clark Lane.


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