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Severe Weather Causes Widespread Outages, Flooding & Closures in Cortland County

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An overturned tractor trailer; power knocked out for thousands; major routes taken out by flooding and even a landslide – all happening in Cortland County alone, over the course of a handful of hours late last night into early this morning (Oct. 31 – Nov. 1).

(NWS Geocolor image taken at 11:46 am ET on Nov. 1)

The landslide occurred near Virgil just before 9:30 p.m., causing the closure of both lanes of State Route 392 between US-Route 11 and Snyder Hill Road.

Those lanes weren’t reopened until just past 3:00 this morning.

Additionally, part of Interstate-81 Northbound was closed just after 11:00 last night for more than 4 hours, after a tractor trailer overturned close to Exit 11 (Route 13) in Cortland. No more details are yet available on this accident.

Another report of an overturned trailer also came in this morning at 9:30, which remains closed at the time of this article (last updated 12:02 pm, Nov. 1)

In Cincinnatus, flash flooding closed State Route 26 at 1 a.m. between Piety Hill and Taylor Valley Road, which wasn’t reopened until after 3:00.

Crews in the city of Cortland report closures on both the northside of Bank Street and Otter Creek Place, which are awaiting national grid repairs.

(Weekend forecast from NWS)

A travel advisory has been issued in Cayuga County due to major flooding and power outages in Moravia and Locke.

Various other municipalities have also closed down roadways that are impassable and hundreds still without power in the area.

High wind advisories and localized flood watches and warnings remain in effect through the evening time, with specific threats near watershed areas closest to the Tioughnioga and Otselic Rivers.

Cold temperatures are also expected the next several days, with highs struggling to make it out of the 40’s and lows bottoming out in the upper 20’s on Sunday night.

McGraw schools were closed for the day due to a loss of power and difficult driving conditions. Cincinnatus was also on a one hour delay this morning.

As always, stay tuned with X101 Always Classic on-air and online for all your real-time weather and traffic updates.

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