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Floods close some roads but cause no serious damage (update)

April 13, 2011
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Water from rain and spring snowmelt blocked some roads Monday, but flooding throughout Essex County did not lead to any major damage, according to county Emergency Services Director Don Jaquish.

It is expected to continue to rain today. The National Weather Service in Burlington, Vt. said early this morning that minor flooding into nearby lowlands is expected for the Schroon River today.

Tupper Lake village Water/Sewer Superintendent Mark Robillard said this morning that there is great deal of water coming into the plant, but his crews are keeping on top of it, pumping the water before too much accumulates.

Article Photos

A car parks at the edge of the flooded roadway
on Moose Pond Lane in Bloomingdale Tuesday.
(Photo — Sharon Elrod)

"We're not flooded yet - knock on wood," Robillard said.

The East and West branches of the AuSable River spilled over their banks in some places Monday. The Saranac River is also running high.

Moose Pond Lane in Bloomingdale, which crosses the Saranac River, was impassable Tuesday morning, which meant Sharon Elrod had to work from home today.

"This is the worst flooding on this road since we've lived here, which is 10 years!" Elrod wrote in an email.

Essex County reported the following roads closed as of Tuesday:

Jay Mountain Road in Jay, from the bridge to the end of the road

Styles Brook Road from Keene to Upper Jay

Bonnie View Road from the Clinton County line to Black Brook

Goldfoot Pond Road in Moriah and Trout Brook Road in Lewis

Irish Hill Lane in Keene was open but with narrow passage.



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