Ice, Snow & Mud Blocking Area RoadsPosted: Updated:
Rain and melting snow are causing problems on some north country highways.
Ice and water are covering a section of State Route 3 in the town of Ellisburg. The highway is closed between Hessel Road and County Route 120.
The area is near the Lakeview Pond area. Highway crews were heading there at around 7 a.m. to clear that highway.
A 7 News crew at the scene reports that half the highway is also flooded and flares are up where Route 3 intersects with County Route 72.
There is mudslide on State Route 12 in the town of Lowville at the intersection with the Nefsey Road. That highway is closed between State Route 177 and Number 3 Road.
Lewis County officials have issued a travel advisory for the whole county because of possible hazardous conditions due to flooding and water-covered roads.
Emergency dispatchers are asking people be very careful because of water covering the highways.