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State of Emergency declared in Montgomery County

Posted: Updated: Aug 21, 2014 09:46 PM
CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. – A State of Emergency was declared in Montgomery County due to flooding.

The National Weather Service in Albany issued a flood advisory for parts of Fulton and Montgomery Counties Thursday. The advisory includes the cities of Johnstown, Gloversville, Fonda, Canajoharie and Amsterdam.

Those areas saw one to two inches of rain in a short period of time on Thursday, and rain continued to fall.

Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort issued a State of Emergency for the entire county at 10:45 p.m.

Ossenfort's office said the Fonda EOC was flooded with one to two inches of water, and the Village of Canajoharie DPW was also flooded.

All travel should be limited to the western portion of the county. The following roads have been closed by Montgomery County Sheriff's Department:

State Highway 5 between Palatine and Fonda Tn. of Mohawk and Palatine

Hickory Hill Rd at Barker Rd Tn. of Mohawk

Mapletown Rd from Shunk Rd to Old Sharon Rd Tn. of Canajoharie

W Ames Rd from White Rd to Buel Rd Tn. of Canajoharie

Old Sharon from Carlisle to Maple Hill Rd Tn. of Canajoharie

W Sprakers Rd from Jump St to the Village of Canajoharie

Numerous fire departments are out, and numerous pump outs were being done at homes.

Special note ***St. Hwy. 5 between Fonda and Palatine Bridge will be closed at least most of the day.  Please advise all traffic to avoid that area and use the NYS Thruway or St. Hwy. 5s for East and Westbound travel.

The flood advisory lasted until 11:15 p.m.

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