Water rises, leading to some temporary road closures
Several roads in Essex County were temporarily closed due to flooding this weekend.
On Saturday, the county Emergency Services department announced the following road closures due to flooding:
¯ River Road in the town of North Elba
¯ Hulls Falls Road in the town of Keene
¯ Holt Road in the town of Keene
¯ County Route 8 in Elizabethtown, from Route 9 to Brainards Forge Road
¯ Clark Lane in the town of Jay, although this closure was called off almost immediately.
¯ Merriam Forge Road in the town of Westport
¯ Decker Road in the town of Westport.
Each of these closures was lifted either later Saturday or Sunday, except the one in Elizabethtown.
Additionally, the National Weather Service on Sunday issued a flood warning for the Lake Champlain shorelines in New York and Vermont. The lake’s flood stage is 100 feet above sea level. On Sunday morning, water levels floated around 99.98 feet at Rouses Point and 99.99 feet at Port Henry in Essex County, according to the National Weather Service.
River and lake levels have risen due to snowmelt and rain over the past week. More rain is expected later this week.