Updated List of Road Closures and Roads that have re-opened

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Here is a list of roads closed due to flooding:

Closed in Jefferson County:

South Mechanic Street from Liberty Street to the village limits in Carthage.

In Lewis County:

River Road -- NOW OPEN

 Ward Road  NOW OPEN

Moose River Road -- Per Town of Lyonsdale -- Open in Lewis County end with only one lane in Forestport

Sears Pond Road -- OPEN

Ridge Road -- CLOSED

Ryan Road -- NOW OPEN

East Martinsburg Road from Bealuck Road to No. 4 Rd -- CLOSED

Denning Road -- CLOSED

Henry Road -- CLOSED

Blue Street in Glenfield -- NOW OPEN

Zecher Road -- CLOSED

Merz Road -- CLOSED

Murphy Road -- CLOSED

Shibley Road Only Over Moose River -- CLOSED

Steam Mill Bridge Only in Harrisville -- CLOSED

South Bonaparte Road in Harrisville -- 6 to 10 inches of water, but passable

VanAmber Road Bridge over Beaver River -- CLOSED

Waters Road -- CLOSED

Number 4 Road from Markowski Road to Beach's Bridge - Closed

Route 126 From Swiss Road to Naumburg -- Closed

Greig Road at Burdicks Crossing Intersection -- OPEN

Burdick's Crossing Road from RVI to Greig -- OPEN

North Osceola Rd -- OPEN

Swancott Mill Road -- OPEN

Kosterville Road -- OPEN

Route 812 in Dadville -- OPEN -- use caution where traffic cones are placed.

Lyons Falls Boat Launch -- OPEN

UPDATED BY:  Lewis County Public Health 4/16/14 at 3:30 PM.

Griffo comments on state budget

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

We continue with State Senator Joe Griffo, who discusses the state budget.

Audio Interview

We will have more with Senator Griffo tomorrow.

Lowville mayor discusses how residents can contact her

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

We wrap up with Lowville Mayor Donna Smith, who discusses how residents can contact her.

Audio Interview

We will have more with Mayor Smith at a later time.

Governor declares state of emergency for flooding

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency in Herkimer, Jefferson, & Lewis counties, which were affected by flooding due to heavy rainfall combined with melting snow runoff. Under a State of Emergency, critical resources that are normally restricted to State use are mobilized to assist local governments and laws and regulations that would otherwise impede their rapid response are suspended. The American Red Cross opened a shelter at the American Legion in Carthage last night for people who had to evacuate their homes because of flooding along the Black River. Red Cross volunteers will provide each shelter resident with a cot, blanket, food and personal hygiene items. The shelter will remain open until all of the residents are able to return safely to their homes. Meanwhile, raw sewage is spilling into the Black River in the Village of Castorland due to flooding. Public Works officials report that the problem is due to the village's waste water system being under water, adding that homeowners are not seeing problems, however diluted raw sewage has no place to go and is spilling into the Black River. The Black River is expected to crest this evening at the third highest level in its history.

Oakfield man charged with DWI

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

A 34 year old Oakfield man is facing charges following a weekend traffic stop. State Park Police report that Lee Clark was charged with DWI after he was stopped on an ATV while on the Gardner Road in the Town of Montague. His blood/alcohol content was allegedly 0.17%. He was also charged with unlicensed operation of an ATV & all charges are returnable to Town of Montague Court.

Mannsville man charged with DWI

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

A 27 year old Mannsville man is facing charges following a stop in the Town of Montague. State Park Police report that Jason Riordan was charged with DWI after he was stopped on a snowmobile on McDonald Road on Saturday evening. He allegedly refused to take a Breathalyzer test & was additionally charged with operating a snowmobile without a helmet. All charges are returnable to Town of Montague Court.

Boonville Fair announces schedule change

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Some changes have been announced for the Boonville-Oneida County Fair. Fair Board officials report that instead of Monday, the fair will now start on a Tuesday & the Fair Parade will also move to Tuesday night. The 2014 edition of the Boonville-Oneida County Fair will be held July 22nd-27th with this year's theme being "There is Magic in the Air at the Boonville Fair." The fair website will be updated next month &we will have more on the fair as the date approaches.

Town of Webb School voters to decide on reserve fund

on Thursday, 17 April 2014.

Voters in the Town of Webb School District will head to the polls May 20th to vote on the school budget as well as decide on 2 Board of Education seats & decide whether or not to approve the establishment of a capital reserve fund for the school. Under the plan, money that is not spent at the end of the fiscal year would go into a capital reserve account that would be used specifically for capital projects, which would help avoid a
jump in the tax levy and avoids a vote on large capital projects. Most school districts now have a capital reserve fund. The budget vote will take place from 2-9 p.m. on May 20th in the school gym. The Board of Education will then meet on May 21st to accept the results of the budget vote.

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