Storm Damage & Flooding in Norwich
Emergency Services officials in Chenango County say motorists may find some lingering issues from flash flooding that resulted from a strong storm sweeping through the area August 1.
The New York State Department of Transportation says State Route 8 in Chenango County in the Whitestore area is closed due to a washed out culvert and utilities. Traffic is being detoured using County Route 18.
The State Route 51 bridge at Country Route 3 in Otsego County between Mt. Upton and Morris is closed due to scour concerns.
NYDOT bridge inspection teams are evaluating structures for safety.
Four inches of rain or more fell over the course of about a half hour at around 8 p.m. in the Norwich area, closing a portion of State Route 8, bringing down trees and power lines and forcing the rescue of the residents of a flooded home on Route 36.
NYSEG reported hundreds of customers lost power.
Broome County experienced only minor urban flooding in poor drainage areas along roadways at around noon when very heavy rain fell over the course of about 15 minutes. There were no reports of injury, damage or power outages.
Motorist should always use extreme caution when traveling in flooded areas.