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June 26, 2013

Washouts threaten area roads

DANNEMORA — Flooding is once again affecting road conditions in the North Country.

“The most recent line of thunderstorms that has moved through Clinton County has caused severe roadside damage and stream flooding in the towns of Dannemora and Saranac,” Clinton County Emergency Services Director Eric Day said in a press release.

Route 374 is flooded and was closed between Hugh Herron and Plank roads in the Town of Dannemora.

Hugh Herron was washed out between house No. 176 and Route 374. A culvert on the road threatened to give way.

General LeRoy Manor Road was reported impassable due to high water, according to Dannemora Fire Captain Perry Barber.

Ganong Drive in the Town of Saranac was shut down due to flooding between Chazy Lake Road and Route 3. Douglas Road, off Picketts Corners Road, was also closed due to flooding. Nashville Road was also experiencing washouts.

In Chazy, Lake Shore Road was washing out between Moen Drive and Minckler Road.

Saranac, Lyon Mountain and Cadyville fire departments were assisting with road closures.

A flash flood warning was issued for central Clinton County at about 4:30 p.m.

In addition, a Hazardous Weather Outlook was issued for Eastern and Western Clinton County, Eastern and Western Essex County, and Northern and Southern Franklin County.

The National Weather Service added: “The threat for additional heavy rainfall associated with showers and thunderstorms is likely Wednesday through Saturday. Given the recent rainfall and saturated soils, the potential for flash flooding is possible on Thursday and Friday. In addition, sharp rises on local streams and rivers are likely.”

Day said, “The situation is still evolving.”

More details about issues with rain and flooding will be added to this report as they become available.

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