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June 14, 2013

Officials keep wary eye on rivers


Sand bags can be picked up at the Public Works garage at 95 Van Buren Ave., Saranac Lake. Residents will be responsible to dispose of them afterward.

The emergency contact number at the Fire Station is 891-2211.


The National Weather Service issued a hazardous-weather outlook, stating there is a “slight chance of thunderstorms” this afternoon, with short downpours.

The State Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to avoid trying to cross flooded roadways, even if the water appears shallow.

“Water hides dips in the road,” a news release states. “Worse yet, there may be no road at all under the water. Flooding can scour away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground beneath.

“Two feet of rushing water can sweep away most vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.”

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