Update: No Flooding In St. Lawrence County
The north country appears to have been spared the flooding that struck parts of upstate New York Friday.
A flood warning that was in effect in St. Lawrence County expired at 1:45 pm. An official at St. Lawrence County's Emergency Services center said they have received no reports of flooding.
Earlier, the National Weather Service had pinpointed South Colton, Edwards and Wanakena as potential trouble spots.
Even though there is apparently no flooding in St. Lawrence County, the county was included in a disaster declaration issued by Governor Cuomo Friday afternoon.
That declaration covered a wide swath of counties in central and eastern New York hit hard by rain Friday.
Elsewhere in the state:
- Both lanes of the New York State Thruway were open again Friday afternoon on the eastbound side on a stretch along the Mohawk River.
- State officials said a stretch of the Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley that was scheduled to reopen will remain closed because of high water.
Officials say additional closures of other sections of the canal system are likely.
Thursday, December 18, 2014, Watertown, NY
On Wall Street