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.
The state Thruway Authority said Friday morning that it temporarily shut down the right lane between Exits 29a and 30, from Little Falls to Herkimer. It reopened about 10 a.m.
That stretch of I-90 runs along the Mohawk River, which overflowed its banks in some areas Friday morning.

- 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.
The Canal Corp. says the waterway from Lock E-8 in Scotia in Schenectady County to Lock E-15 in Fort Plain in Montgomery County remains closed Friday. The agency had announced Thursday that the section wouldn't be reopened at 8 a.m. Friday as previously planned because of heavy rainfall predicted for the region.

Officials say additional closures of other sections of the canal system are likely.
Sections of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain canals have been shut down this month because of high water caused by heavy rains.
- reported by 7 News & The Associated Press

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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