An early Autumn nor’easter dropped historic rainfall across Upstate New York.
Moravia and Locke experience a rare flash flood emergency, etching those two towns into the national news for all the wrong reasons.
At one point, residents were asked to evacuate their homes and immediately move to higher ground.
Record flooding occurred on the southern end of Owasco Lake.
The gauge at Moravia reached 10.56 feet and was expected to crest near 11 feet last night before starting to recede.
Moravia school district had a two-hour delay caused by impassable roads.
All lanes of Route 38 southbound remain closed between NY-90 and Gruthers Rd. (Locke).
Town of Virgil is also in a State of Emergency due to flooding and damage to roadways, bridges and homes.
Officials there consider the present conditions “a danger to public safety.”
Dryden FD responded to numerous service calls; along with a structure fire, then several ambulance calls.
After that, crews had to deal with major flooding at their own headquarters.
In McGraw, flood damage forced immediate closure of Clinton street and Spring street.
Neighbors even had to help get a floating outdoor basketball court from the middle of the road.
Village of Homer DPW had to close Copeland Avenue near the railroad tracks, which has since reopened.
Cortland Street and Hudson Street remain closed; along with entrances to the Water Works from North-West St. and Hudson Street.
(CLEARED: NY-90 NB/SB between Harrison Rd and Foster Rd (Homer), all lanes re-opened at 5:45 PM Tuesday from flooding at 5:25 PM on Tuesday)
City of Cortland
Grant Street closed for track repair. The traveling public can use Rickard Street and N. Greenbush as alternate routes.
County highway department
East River Road CLOSED between Cheningo and West Cheningo Roads
(CLEARED NY-200 NB/SB between NY-221 and NY-38 (Hartford), all lanes re-opened at 10:13 PM from flooding at 6:40 PM)
Flooding on US 20 westbound between Palmer Rd (La Fayette) and Apulia Road (La Fayette).
All lanes remain closed as of Wednesday morning.