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Road-closure status changes in Long Lake, Tupper Lake

May 1, 2011
By PETER CROWLEY - Managing Editor ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

State Route 30 was reopened today in Long Lake near the Adirondack Hotel as flooding there has receded, according to state police at their Ray Brook headquarters.

But farther up the Raquette River today, flooding caused a weight limit has been added for Route 30/28N between Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. No commercial vehicles or vehicles weighing more than 5,000 pounds are allowed to pass, state police said.

In the village of Tupper Lake, closure of the Demars Boulevard section of Route 3 has expanded through the flats west to the Junction neighborhood, according to Franklin County's 911 dispatch center. The closure is now from Cedar Street to Pleasant Avenue; before it was from Santa Clara Avenue to Pleasant. There is a detour on nearby streets.

Meanwhile, state Route 3/30 east of Tupper Lake still has not closed, as had been feared, but it is still limited to one-lane-at-a-time traffic since the Raquette River is encroaching on the highway.

In the village of Saranac Lake, vehicles and pedestrians are still blocked from the southernmost block of Main Street, from LaPan Highway and River Street to Kiwassa Road and Lake Street. Cars can detour via Canaras Avenue; pedestrians have a shorter detour through Pelkey Lane.

The weekend has also seen some travel limitations due to flooding on the Bloomingdale Road section of Route 3, just northeast of Saranac Lake, but those have been lifted, state police said.



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