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Flooding Causes Major Damage and Forces Evacuations in Newfield

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A travel advisory is in effect for portions of southern Tompkins County after heavy rains Sunday caused flash flooding and damaged local roads in Newfield and Danby.

Some roads that were closed have reopened, but officials are still advising no unnecessary travel in Southern Tompkins County.

Route 13 had been closed in the Newfield area to the Schuyler County line. Route 96B Between Tompkins and Tioga County had also closed, it is also reopened, but a portion is down to a single lane.

Ithaca Firefighters evacuate residents in Newfield

Ithaca Firefighters evacuate residents in Newfield

Routes 34 and 96 at Brown Road near the Newfield-Danby Town line was closed because of severe road damage. The Hurlbut Hollow Road bridge farther down the road in Tioga County is also closed. Motorists are advised to avoid Routes 34 and 96 north or south.

Newfield and Ithaca firefighters used boats and water rescue equipment to evacuate nearly 2 dozen people who were trapped by flood waters. A shelter was opened at the Newfield School.

Newfield schools will operate on a two-hour delay while highway crews assess damage to the roads, culverts, and bridges.

The National Weather Service has canceled all flash flood watches for Central New York but cautioned that more rain is on the way this week.

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